FREEPORT — Freeport recovered from a slow start to roll to a 3-0 victory against winless Lake Region in a Class B South field hockey game Wednesday.

All the goals came in an eight-minute span that began in the first half and ended in the second.

“We (plan for the game) and we make sure we’re ready, and we then come out slow,” said Freeport Coach Marcia Wood. “It happens in nearly every game.”

The Falcons (3-1-1) were coming off Monday’s 7-2 loss to Kennebunk.

Natalie Anderson opened the scoring with less than four minutes left in the half by sending a wide-angled shot from just inside the crease into the far corner of the cage.

Two minutes into the second half, Chloe Davidson lifted a shot from the left side inside the far post following Freeport’s second penalty corner of the game.

Less than two minutes later, Maya Bradbury stuck in a rebound during a scrum in front following another corner.

“One of our goals was to limit their (penalty) corners,” Lake Region Coach Pauline Webb said. “They only had three penalty corners but unfortunately they scored on two of them.”

“We’ve been working on corners,” said Wood, in her fourth season as coach of the Falcons. “You just have to take a shot. It doesn’t have to be pretty.”

The Lakers (0-4) were awarded nine penalty corners but were unable to convert.

“We weren’t hungry enough and some of the girls just kind of froze in place,” said Webb, in her fourth season as coach of the Lakers. “We haven’t found that person who is going to finish.”

Freeport goalie Meaghan Seymour, starting for the varsity for the first time this season as a senior, came up big in the first half, when the Lakers enjoyed a slight edge in time of possession.

“She’s been waiting three years as a backup goalie and she’s really excited about playing,” Wood said. “She’s living up to her expectations.”

Seymour made four of her five saves in the first 30 minutes and posted her second shutout.

Last season, Gray-New Gloucester beat the Falcons 3-2 in the Class B South quarterfinals. This fall Freeport has its sights slightly higher.

“We’re trying to be at home (for the tournament) and avoid a prelim,” Wood said. “That’s our goal.”

Lake Region has four freshmen starters and most of its substitutes are playing on the varsity for the first time.

“The score of our games don’t show how well we’ve played,” Webb said. “We just haven’t put the ball in the cage.”