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Wor. Prep boys’ lacrosse wins 6-5 in overtime over Decatur

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 05, 2018

(April 6, 2018) Senior captain Tucker Brown scored in overtime to lead the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team to a 6-5 victory over Stephen Decatur last Thursday.

“It was a hard-fought game,” Prep Coach Kevin Gates said. “Anytime you beat your crosstown rival it’s a good win.”

Playing on Decatur’s field in Berlin, each team netted one goal in the first quarter. At halftime, the score was tied 3-3. The Seahawks tallied two goals in the third quarter to pull ahead 5-3.

Prep senior captain Sam Cantello cut Decatur’s advantage to one, and then Brown tied it up 5-5 with a little over a minute remaining in the contest.

Brown buried the game-winning shot off a Cantello pass with 1:33 left in overtime.

“Sam gave the ball to Tucker and he put it away,” Gates said. “It was a hard, ripped shot.”

Brown led Worcester with three goals and an assist. Cantello chipped in with a goal and an assist. Juniors Alec Dembeck and Dakin Moore scored one goal apiece.

Senior captain Jack Fager played in the goal during the first half and recorded 10 saves. Freshman Hunter Gentry stopped six Decatur shots in the second half.

“Defense played well. It’s what won us the game,” Gates said.

He praised the defensive performances of junior captains Cole Berry and Cooper Richins.

“[The] offense wasn’t our finest. We weren’t getting enough movement,” Gates said. “You’ve got to praise the Decatur defense. There were not a lot of openings.”

Worcester will play McQuaid of Rochester, New York, today, Friday, at 4 p.m. in Berlin.

“We’ve got to have movement and energy and enthusiasm for all four quarters,” Gates said. “We’ve got to get that fire under us.”

 

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