Lady Mallards take down Herons, 19-5
(April 7, 2017) After a two-hour bus ride to face the Gunston Day Herons in Centreville on Monday, the Worcester Prep girls’ lacrosse team started off a bit slow, but the Lady Mallards regrouped and put the game out of reach.
“We made some mistakes in the beginning, but we fixed the errors and came out and did what we know how to do,” Prep Coach Brooke Hahn said after the Mallards’ 19-5 victory.
Junior captain Cameron Langeler put the Mallards on the board less than two minutes into the game. Gunston tied it up, but then the Prep squad went on an eight-goal run to pull ahead 9-1.
At halftime, the visiting Mallards led 10-2.
“We worked really well together,” Hahn said. “A lot of great ball movement – moving the ball from the defense to the offense – working to get open for each other, good cuts and good feeds. It was a good team effort.”
Senior Karlie Southcomb led Worcester with four goals and an assist. Langeler and sophomore Delaney Abercrombie chipped in with three goals each. Senior captain Julie Talbert had two goals and four assists.
Freshman Carly Hoffman contributed two goals and won four draws. Senior captain Leigh Lingo scored two goals and had an assist. She won 11 draws.
Juniors Caroline Pasquariello, Reese Gittelman and Marissa Grosso netted one shot apiece.
The Indian River Indians will travel to Berlin today, Friday, to battle Worcester at 4 p.m.
“Our girls need to play their own game, be more aggressive and work on shot placement/working to make their shots count,” Hahn said.