Coming into the week, the top seeds in six of the eight regional lacrosse tournaments had been determined, but races for the top spots in the Western Class B boys’ and girls’ tournaments are coming down to the final two days of the regular season.

Tuesday night, the unbeaten Cape Elizabeth girls, on the road, beat Falmouth 15-14 to clinch home-field advantage throughout the regional tourney. Falmouth would have had it with a win.

Tonight, the Falmouth boys, leading the Western Class B Heal Point standings, host North Yarmouth Academy, and a win could clinch the top seed.

On May 7, Falmouth scored the first five goals of the fourth quarter to pull away for an 11-7 win against NYA.

“It was tied 6-6 at the end of the third quarter,” Falmouth Coach Mike LeBel said. “It was a very competitive game.”

While the Yachtsmen are hosting the Panthers, Yarmouth visits Cape Elizabeth in another pivotal game.

A Cape win, coupled with a Falmouth loss, could make the Capers the top seed in Western Class B.

On May 5, Cape Elizabeth rolled to a 12-8 win against the Clippers.

Boys’ teams that have nailed down top seeds are Scarborough in Western Class A, Brunswick in Eastern Class A and St. Dominic in Eastern Class B.

Girls’ teams that have a top seed are Scarborough in Western Class A, Brunswick in Eastern Class A and Freeport in Eastern Class B.

Some of the top seeds in the regionals will have to wait as many as 11 days to play their first playoff game.

The top seeds in Western Class A boys and girls, the Western Class B boys and girls, and the Eastern Class B girls’ tournaments have first-round byes. They won’t play their first playoff game until the regional semifinals June 9.

The Eastern Class A boys and girls, and the Eastern Class B boys’ tournaments will start next Wednesday with the quarterfinal round.


GOING INTO the final day of the regular season, Wells and Waynflete remained in the running for the fifth and final playoff spot in Western Class B.

Waynflete will travel to Freeport today for a 4 p.m. game, and Wells will travel to Naples to play Lake Region.

On May 5, the Flyers rolled to a 9-1 victory against Freeport in a game that was played in Portland.

Last Friday, the Warriors eked out a 10-7 victory against the Lakers at Wells.


BRUNSWICK WILL host the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference lacrosse championship games Friday.

At 3:30 p.m., Gardiner will play Maranacook/Winthrop for the league’s Class B boys’ title.

At 5:30 p.m., Brunswick will play an opponent to be determined for the KVAC Class A girls’ title. Cony, Mt. Ararat and Lewiston have a shot of qualifying for the game. The slot in the conference final will hinge on the outcome of several of today’s games.

At 7:30 p.m., Mt. Ararat will play unbeaten Brunswick for the Class A boys’ title.


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