PORTLAND – The top-ranked Waynflete girls’ lacrosse team was all smiles Wednesday after beating No. 2 Falmouth 11-6 to win the Western Class B title at Fore River Park.

The Flyers (12-2) will meet North Yarmouth Academy in the state final at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

“NYA is a really good team and they give us a strong battle every time,” Waynflete freshman Sadie Cole said. “We need to get ahead early and not get behind, and keep possession as much as possible.”

The Flyers scored three goals in less than four minutes to take a 4-3 lead with 4:41 left in the first half after trailing 3-1.

Falmouth (10-4) scored just over a minute into the game, then again seven minutes later when Emma Sipperly slipped a shot past Waynflete goalie Katherine Torrey.

After Izzer Berrang scored the first of her two goals for Waynflete, Falmouth answered quickly with a goal from freshman Alex Bernier.

Cole got one back for Waynflete, and nearly scored again 12 seconds later, but Amy Allen put in the rebound for the first of her three goals to make it 3-3.

Martha Veroneau then gave Waynflete a 4-3 lead with 4:41 left in the half.

Berrang scored her second goal less than a minute into the second half, and the Flyers increased their lead to 7-3 when Morgan Woodhouse scored with 17:37 left in the third quarter and then Cole assisted Liv Chap with 16:14 remaining.

Laura Fay answered for Falmouth from Sipperly to make it 7-4 with 14:31 left.

Cole scored again with 13:23 remaining, Allen scored two consecutive goals, and Chap scored her second goal off an assist from Scout Haffenreffer within a 10-minute span.

Slowing Falmouth’s quick and aggressive style of play turned out to be a huge factor in Waynflete’s victory.

“Falmouth is strong and they have really good shooters,” said Waynflete Coach Cathie Connors.

“Their transition game is very hard to keep up with so we just had to slow our game down a little bit in order to slow them down. We were really slow starting and after halftime we started to win more draws and really played our game instead of rushing the ball.”

“Falmouth works very hard on the transition game and after falling behind we just knew we had to step it up and play the way that we know how to play,” Cole said.

North Yarmouth Academy will take a 10-4 record into the state final after beating Yarmouth for the Eastern Maine championship.