Clippers Sink Hingham 1-0 in MIAA 1st Round Action
Falmouth - The 4th seeded Falmouth High School Clippers beat visiting Hingham High School Wednesday, 1-0, in MIAA South Sectional field hockey tournament 1st round action. The Clippers (16-0-3) dominated the 13th seeded Harborwomen even though the final score indicates a much closer contest.
The Clipper front line led by senior tri-captain Hilary Burns and the fiesty sophomore Virgynia Muma kept Hingham busy throughout the 1st period. Their aggressive play forced 6 penalty corners and sent 3 strong shots to the net, all stopped by Hingham goalkeeper Meghan Gallagher. Despite the losing effort, Gallagher came up big for Hingham with 9 saves total for the game.
After the half, Falmouth continued their relentless attack on the Hingham circle. The Clippers were awarded 10 penalty corners in the final period and finally, @ 4:12 in the period, Falmouth forward Corey Rigby found the backstop on a pass from Hilary Burns. The Clippers went up 1-0 and held on for the final 4 minutes to win the game.
Hingham mangaged 2 penalty corners in the 2nd period, both nearly leading to scores. Clipper tri-captain, senior Shayna Abbott anchored the Falmouth defense and goalkeeper Shaylyn Callahan came up with 3 big saves to keep Hingham off of the scoreboard.
Falmouth advances to the quarterfinals and will play Wellesley @ 1:00pm Sunday at Falmouth High School
text and photos/Daniel W. Webb