FALMOUTH — With the No. 1 seed for the South playoffs locked down, the Cheverus/Kennebunk girls’ hockey team actually welcomed a bit of a scare Monday night against Falmouth.

The Yachtsmen managed to erase Cheverus’ lead twice at the Family Ice Center before the Stags scored four unanswered goals in the second period and finished with a 6-3 victory.

“It was really good for us to be pushed tonight,” Cheverus Coach Scott Rousseau said. “For us to feel a little anxiety and get a little bit of an adrenalin rush, we needed that.”

Abby Lamontagne led the Stags (15-1) with two goals and four assists, and freshman Lucia Pompeo scored twice.

“It’s pretty easy to lose focus now because we know we’re ahead by a lot, but we can’t,” said Pompeo.

The Stags were without Emma McCauley and Zoe Mazur, who were both out of town, but used that to demonstrate their depth.

“It feels nice to win, especially not having Emma and Zoe,” Lamontagne said. “We were just trying to figure out how we all play, and we just had to shake off all our mistakes from the first period.”

Stone Carmichael led Falmouth with a hat trick. Her sister, Reade, assisted on two of those goals.

Both of Cheverus’ first-period goals were generated by defense. After 61/2 minutes, Terryn MacDonald forced a turnover before finding Lamontagne, who crossed the puck in front to Sophia Pompeo, who put it away.

Falmouth (5-10-1) answered less than a minute later when a fortunate bounce in Cheverus’ end resulted in a Stone Carmichael breakaway.

Her goal came on the Yachtsmen’s first shot on goal.

Cheverus took the lead again when MacDonald found Lamontagne for a breakaway in Falmouth’s end. Lamontagne scored to pull the Stags ahead 2-1 heading into the second period.

A tripping penalty on Cheverus gave Falmouth a power play and Stone Carmichael capitalized 5:35 into the second, tying the score off a Reade Carmichael assist.

With nine minutes left in the period, Cheverus scored four unanswered goals to enter the third up 6-2. Lamontagne assisted on three goals before scoring herself.

Sarah Noyes kicked off the run with goal from Lamontagne 6:05 into the period. Lucia Pompeo scored the next two at 7:35 and 9:05 – both from Lamontagne – before Lamontagne put away a Hannah Woodford rebound with 2:01 remaining.

Less than five minutes into the third period, Stone Carmichael scored on another power play, again from Reade Carmichael.

Cheverus goalkeeper Anna Smith had eight saves and Julia Bonnvie finished with 22 for the Yachtsmen.

“The girls played a really good game and stepped up against a really strong Cheverus team,” said Falmouth assistant coach Chip Fournier, who was filling in for Coach Rob Carrier.

“We’ve got a long way to go but we just keep getting better and better.”