Girls Lacrosse Beats Cape Cod Academy In Convincing Fashion Ahead Of State Tournament

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Bailey Lower scoring a behind-the-back goal for Nantucket during Thursday's blowout win over CCA. Photo by Chris Tran

The Whalers got the best of the Cape Cod Academy Seahawks earlier this season when they beat them 13-7 on the road on May 9, but the Seahawks are in the midst of a strong season and currently sit as the #9 seed in the Div. 4 state tournament bracket. Nantucket knew if they didn’t come ready to play that they could come up short against CCA at home.

Ultimately, there was never any question or any doubt as to whether the Whalers would walk away from Vito Capizzo Stadium victorious. They beat CCA 20-3, a score no one saw coming, and after taking a 13-3 lead at halftime they shut out the Seahawks in the second half.

“These are the games that every coach wants to see,” head coach Jami Lower said. “Everyone was giving 100 percent, which is awesome. There were three goals we had which were to win, become league champions, and move up the rankings.”

The win improved Nantucket’s record to 16-3 this season. The Whalers are currently the #5 seed in Div. 4 and hope that this win can help them leapfrog Manchester-Essex for the four spot. If the Whalers were able to earn that seed, they would have homefield advantage up until the final four, which transitions to neutral sites at that stage anyways.

Emerson Pekarcik finished with seven goals and a team-high seven assists while Bailey Lower finished with a team-high eight goals and added four assists.

Cydney Mosscrop scored two goals and had three assists - she earned high praise from head coach Jami Lower today after the game for being “everywhere” on the field.

Mayson Lower had two goals and one assist. Suz Peraner scored one goal. They continue to be valuable pieces to Nantucket’s attack.

Claire Misurelli was only forced to make three saves - a clear indicator Nantucket’s defense came ready to play a full 50 minutes. They did so at a very high level.

Jami Lower was also quick to mention her team’s ability to gather groundballs was a significant part of todays blowout win, mentioning groundballs picked up by Sam Zadroga and Pekarcik in particular that helped the Whalers maintain possession.

The Whalers have one more regular season game remaining: a home game against the Martha’s Vineyard Vineyarders on Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.

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