FALMOUTH —The top two field hockey teams in the Western Maine Conference met for the second time in less than two weeks Monday night with the same result.

Undefeated York, the top-ranked team in Class B South, scored four second-half goals to roll to a 5-0 win against Falmouth, which came into the game as the top-ranked team in Class A South.

The Wildcats (10-0) have improved since their 3-1 win against the Yachtsmen (9-2) on Sept. 14 in a game played at York.

“We always have room to grow,” said senior Lily Posternak.

“We’ll keep on working hard in practice because we obviously can’t get complacent.”

It was the 46th consecutive win for the Wildcats since Nokomis handed them a 1-0 loss in the 2013 Class B state championship game.

“They passed the ball beautifully, executed really well, and we really had a hard time adjusting,” Falmouth Coach Robin Haley said.

“We had some opportunities and we just couldn’t execute and it showed.

“We turned the ball over. We put the ball in the air. Those are costly mistakes and we can’t afford to play that kind of game against a team like York because they’re going to capitalize on it.”

“You just focus and stay in the moment and continue to work,” York Coach Barb Marois said.

It was the fourth consecutive shutout for the Wildcats, the two-time defending Class B state champion and a regional champion in 10 of the last 12 seasons.

“We really applied pressure off the bat and we kept it on,” Posternak said. “We needed to put pressure as soon as they touched the ball and we did that.”

York held a 1-0 lead at halftime.

After receiving a pass from Isabel Bretz, Posternak put in a shot from just inside the circle to open the scoring 17:23 into the game. The goal came after the fourth of the Wildcats’ eight penalty corners during the first half.

One of the Yachtsmen’s best scoring chances during the first half came when Isabella Libby rang a shot off the left post less then three minutes into the game.

“If we could have gotten that goal maybe we would have settled down,” Haley said.

The Wildcats got goals from Sydney Bouchard, Bretz, Alexandra Lawlor and Bailey Oliver in the second half.

York held a 14-9 advantage in shots and a 13-8 edge in penalty corners. The Wildcats scored on four of their penalty corners.

“My girls stayed in it and they played until the final buzzer,” Haley said.

“Had we’d been able to get the win it would have been a big boost.”

Added Haley: “We’re going to have to regroup and prepare for the rest of the season and the playoffs and we’ve got to win. We just have to do a better job with our stick work and take care of some of our passing. We rushed, and we need to play with a little bit more composure.”

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