Boys Lax Drops Road Matchup Against Falmouth

David Creed •

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The Whaler boys lacrosse team knew they were in for a tough test Tuesday afternoon when they traveled to face the Falmouth Clippers, who made it all the way to the Div. 3 state title game last year. It was the first real test for this Whaler club three games into their season and they were unable to sail home with a victory - losing 13-6.

Senior Ryan Davis and sophomore Arann Hanlon each scored two goals – impressing their head coach Sam Aloisi with the individual ability shown on the plays. Senior Cole Chambers and sophomore Nolan Mosscrop each scored one goal.

“The two big differences for us (Tuesday) were their faceoff guy and we just didn’t play well,” Aloisi said. “Across the board. We got off the bus flat. Jeremy (Jenkinson, sophomore goalie) wasn’t seeing the ball well to start. Offense was dropping balls and throwing balls away, turnovers. The times we did get the ball we didn’t take care of it.

Nantucket was tied 2-2 after one quarter despite a sluggish start. They trailed 9-4 at halftime but then went scoreless in the third quarter allowing Falmouth to pull away.

“There were a lot of individual mistakes,” Aloisi said. “Our ride was good except for one guy wouldn’t do his job and they would get an easy clear. On our clears we just weren’t doing what we needed to do. It isn’t anything the guys don’t know. But this was the first real test for us really. It was a good learning experience for sure.”

Junior Owen Sullivan took over faceoff duties midway through the third quarter with his long stick and while he wasn’t winning faceoff’s clean – was able to tie the Clipper’s faceoff man up and challenge contested groundballs with his long pole.

“That was a big difference. He can pretty much play anywhere with his long stick,” Aloisi said. “There weren’t a lot of bright spots, but it wasn’t as bad as the score would indicate. It is early in the season and better to have this happen now.”

Nantucket, now 2-1 this season, will play their first home game of the season on Thursday, April 11 against the Barnstable Red Hawks at 4 p.m.


Wednesday, April 10:

Boys tennis hosts Rising Tide at 4 p.m.

Softball hosts St. John Paul II at 4 p.m.

Baseball travels to St. John Paul II at 4 p.m.

Girls tennis travels to Rising Tide at 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 11:

Sailing hosts Bishop Stang at a time to be determined.

Boys lacrosse hosts Barnstable at 4 p.m.

Girls lacrosse travels to Barnstable at 4 p.m.

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