Clipper Girls Take Down Cathedral, 3-1

FALMOUTH — The talented Falmouth High School girls hockey team got back on track yesterday afternoon.

Falmouth High School's Ericka Meissner scored tow goals and had an assist to spell victory for the Clippers yesterday against Cathedral High (Springfield). Sean Walsh/www.capecod.com sports

Falmouth High School’s Ericka Meissner scored tow goals and had an assist to spell victory for the Clippers yesterday against Cathedral High (Springfield).
Sean Walsh/www.capecod.com sports

Facing one of the state’s toughest teams in Cathedral High (Springfield), the Clippers (5-1-1) picked up a critical victory less than 24 hours after a tough loss to Barnstable, defeating the guest Panthers, 3-1.

But it was the Panthers who struck paydirt first when Katelyn Joyal wheeled in alone, unassisted, at 2:51 of the second period to make it 1-0.

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Not a minute later, Falmouth had had its fill of being on the wrong end of the scoresheet when senior forward Madison Haberl tied the game up at 1-1 (4:10). She was assisted by freshman forward Rachael Curtis and sophomore forward Ericks Meissner.

Meissner then took that assisted goal as her cue to unleash havoc upon the Panthers. Not 14 seconds after Haberl’s goal, Meissner netted her first of two goals to make it a quick 2-1 lead for the home team. Meissner was assisted by Haberl and Brooke Bowman.

At the 7:39 mark of the third period, ahead 2-1, Meissner made it goal number two on an assist by Haberl and senior assistant captain Callan Small.

Both teams sustained five penalties in the game, but it was Falmouth who relentlessly rifled away at the Cathedral goaltender. The Clippers outshot Falmouth 38-12.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm