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WP girls’ lacrosse squad captures conference trophy

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | May 17, 2018
Courtesy of: Brooke Hahn The Worcester Prep girls’ lacrosse team won the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship last Friday in Berlin, topping the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres, 11-6.

(May 18, 2018) The Worcester Prep girls’ lacrosse team topped the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres, 11-6, last Friday afternoon to capture the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship.

Prior to the game, Prep Coach Brooke Hahn said to win the championship title would take “intensity, heart and honing in our skills.”

“We absolutely did that,” she said. “I was happy with how they kept pushing forward and didn’t let off the gas.”

With a 7-3 lead at halftime, Hahn said the Lady Mallards didn’t become complacent.

“At halftime they came off the field excited and positive,” she said. “They didn’t let up in the second half. It was satisfying to end the season that way. They kept the intensity up and their hearts were in it until the end.”

Junior captain Delaney Abercrombie led Worcester with two goals and three assists. Senior captain Reese Gittelman, junior Gracie Gardner and sophomore Madison VanOrden scored two goals each.

Sophomore captain Carly Hoffman won seven draws. She netted one goal.

Hahn said senior captain Sophia Bandorick came up with some big saves in the goal for Worcester. She finished the game with 13.

“Sophia was on fire and she gave us confidence,” Hahn said.

Players who earned All-Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference honors were recognized after the game.

Hoffman scored 42 goals for Worcester, had nine assists, won 96 draws and scooped up 26 ground balls this season. She was named co-Player of the Year with Saints Peter & Paul senior Caroline Murphy.

Hoffman, Bandorick, VanOrden, Abercrombie, Gardner and senior Caroline Pasquariello received All-ESIAC accolades. Junior Chloe Ruddo was presented honorable mention distinction.

The Mallards finished the season with a 13-3 record.

“Who we were in early March was not who showed up and played Friday,” Hahn said. “I was pleased to see the growth as individual players and as a team.”

Eight seniors will graduate next Friday and most were major contributors.

“I think we played constantly and we won the games we should have,” Hahn said. “Everyone gained experience. If they work and continue to grow and develop, I see a lot of potential.”

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