VIDEO: Falmouth Academy Laxwomen Give Vineyarders Earley Exit

FALMOUTH – Charlotte Van Voorhis may have owned the second half with her pair of goals and relentlessness on face-offs and ground balls, but it was the Cape’s leading lacrosse scorer and teammate Jane Earley whose four scores spelled the difference in Falmouth Academy’s 10-3 win yesterday over Martha’s Vineyard.

Falmouth Academy senior Eliza Van Voorhis barrels through a pair of Vineyard defenders Monday afternoon in the Mariners' 10-3 tournament win, the school's first. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Falmouth Academy senior Eliza Van Voorhis barrels through a pair of Vineyard defenders Monday afternoon in the Mariners’ 10-3 tournament win, the school’s first.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

The MIAA Division 2 South Sectional victory – the first in Academy history — put the still unbeaten host Mariners at 15-0 on the campaign and at the same time ended the Vineyarders’ season at 11-7-1. Falmouth Academy, seeded 7th, will face Cohasset on the road tomorrow (Tuesday, June 3) at Cohasset High School at 4:00 pm.

Falmouth Academy took a 6-2 lead into halftime but the Vineyarders’ Erin Hill fired in a goal just under three minutes into the frame to narrow the deficit to 6-3, but from that point forward it was all engines full for the host Mariners.

Using a triangle offense that proved difficult if not impossible for Martha’s Vineyard to put the brakes on, the Mariners hammered in four successive second-half goals, led, of course, by freshman Earley. Earley fired in her fourth and final score at 17:34 on a nifty wrap-around and spin move in front and her teammates caught fire with momentum.

“Jane is a very versatile player,” Falmouth Academy head coach Sarah Knowles said. “But she always finds a way to let her teammates shine.”

With Earley’s goal making it 7-3, Charlotte Van Voorhis made it 8-3 a minute after Earley’s fourth tally and then her sister, senior Eliza Van Voorhis, made it 9-3 a minute after that. Charlotte Van Voorhis then closed out the scoring and made it 10-3 with her second goal of the day with 9:30 left in the game.

In an interesting twist, Falmouth Academy’s Addy Hayman – a Martha’s Vineyard resident — faced her own sister, Lee Hayman, who was suited up for the visiting Vineyarders. Even more coolly coincidental, it was Addy Hayman who put the Mariners on the scoreboard first – just 0:32 seconds into the game – and then scored the Academy’s second goal less than a minute later, while older sister Lee Hayman put M-V on the scoreboard with its first goal with about 12:00 minutes left in the first half.

Falmouth Academy frosh Jane Earley wheels toward the goal. She scored four. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Falmouth Academy frosh Jane Earley wheels toward the goal. She scored four.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Over a 10-minute span in the first half, it was Earley who dominated draw control and neatly turned in a hat trick that led to the 6-2 lead at halftime. Yes, Lee Hayman and Erin Hill each scored for the Vineyarders, and Hill scored again at the outset of the second frame, but it was simply not enough for the guests.

Addy Hayman, Eliza Van Voorhis and Charlotte Van Voorhis each finished with two goals apiece and Hayman added two assists while Eliza Van Voorhis added one.

“The midfielders were able to read passes from the opposing team and intercept them,” Coach Knowles said. “This happened all game. It was impressive to watch.”

Samantha Hargy turned in eight saves for the Vineyard, while at the other end Kenzie Rogers went virtually untested and made three saves on the afternoon.

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

 

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