Women’s lacrosse: Kennebunk resists Falmouth and wins Class A crown with a 9-8 win
Ruby Sliwkowski scored six goals and Kennebunk held on to a narrow lead in the dying minutes to withstand Falmouth and win the Class A Women’s Lacrosse State Championship on Friday night at Fitzpatrick Stadium.
The Rams (16-0) had twice won the Class B state title, but this is their first in Class A. Although Kennebunk never lagged, Falmouth (12-4) made up for it. from a four-goal deficit to tie the score at 5 at the start. in the second half.
Sophomore Sliwkowski put the Rams back in the lead 6-5, and they added two more with a player advantage. Sliwkowski’s sixth goal made it 9-5, but Falmouth responded with three goals in three minutes, including two from Eva Clement, to take the score to 9-8 with 7:46 to go.
Falmouth had a good chance at the tying goal, but shot away from a free position, then was thwarted by back-to-back saves from Kennebunk goalie Lily Hansen after another free position opportunity.
Kennebunk regained possession with 4:30 left and killed all but the last six seconds.
In their only regular season meeting, Kennebunk won 17-11.
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