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Worcester Prep boys’ lax team wins 13-2 over Delmar

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 26, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Worcester Prep senior captain Tucker Brown shields the ball from a James M. Bennett player during Monday’s game in Berlin. Worcester lost the tight battle, 11-8. Brown scored four of Worcester’s goals. The squad bounced back two days later with a 13-2 victory over Delmar on the road. Brown tallied three goals in the game.

(April 27, 2018) After a slow start Wednesday afternoon, the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team started putting the ball in the goal and went on to win 13-2 over the Delmar Wildcats in Delmar, Delaware.

Senior captain Tucker Brown and junior Alec Dembeck scored goals for the Mallards in the first quarter.

At halftime, the Prep squad led 5-1. Worcester netted four shots in the third quarter to pull ahead 9-1.

“We definitely came out a little flat,” Prep Coach Kevin Gates said. “It was our third game in five days. It was one of the first nice days and it was a little hot.”

Dembeck led Worcester with four goals. Brown chipped in with three and senior captain Sam Cantello had a goal and four assists. Junior Dakin Moore scooped up four ground balls.

Freshman Hunter Gentry recorded 10 saves in three quarters. Senior captain Jack Fager came into the game with about eight minutes remaining and made two saves.

“It was a little bit of a dogfight at the beginning, and their goalie played well. The second half we played much better,” Gates said. “Defense had a game plan and stuck to it, and when they did get a shot Hunter played well, and when Jack came in he did well.”

Gates said it was nice to get everyone into the game and give them a chance to contribute.

“It’s been a tough stretch. Four of the five games we’ve lost this year were by only three goals,” he said. “They never gave up. They’ve played with a lot of heart.”

Worcester will take a trip to Georgetown, Delaware to compete against the Delmarva Christian Royals at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

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