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EFFORT PAYS OFF FOR PREP

Frostrom: their drive to excel is strongest I’ve seen

 LISA CAPITELLI ¦ Assistant Editor

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Worcester Prep junior Meg Lingo, left, challenges a Delmarva Christian player during Monday&rsquo;s game in Berlin. Worcester won 3-0.<br />
OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI Worcester Prep junior Meg Lingo, left, challenges a Delmarva Christian player during Monday’s game in Berlin. Worcester won 3-0. OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI (Oct. 12, 2012) The Lady Mallards put forth 100-percent effort from the first to the final whistle of last Friday’s field hockey game against the Holly Grove Eagles in Westover, Md.

“Worcester Prep played strong and hard the entire game. We never let up the intensity the entire game,” Coach Jenny Frostrom said after the Mallard’s 2-1 victory. “The forward line had excellent carries down the field and several shots on goal, our midfield played strong and controlled the game, and our defense communicated well and marked up inside the circle. It was a true team effort.”

Junior Sarah Arrington scored on a corner with four minutes remaining in the first half. Meg Lingo, a junior, knocked an Alison Greer pass into the goal in the second half to give Worcester a 2-0 lead. Holly Grove cut Worcester’s advantage to one with 9:31 remaining in the game, but the visiting team held on for the win. Prep senior goalie Claire Brown recorded 11 saves.

The Delmarva Christian Royals traveled to Berlin on Monday to play the Mallards.

“Delmarva Christian does not have a strong enough team to be in our conference, but they still have girls that want to play, so they became just a JV team this year,” Frostrom said. “We wanted to help them out, so we agreed to play them. Hopefully, their program can come back in a year or so and be in our conference again.”

Worcester won the game 3- 0 on a rainy, cold day. Sophomore Jordie Loomis scored the home team’s first goal. Caroline Lindsay netted two shots. Her goals were assisted by Lingo and Arrington.

Brown, the squad’s lone senior, will be honored before the 4 p.m. match today against the Gunston Day Herons.

Just three regular-season games remain.

Frostrom said she is proud of her players. The team is strong on and off the field, she said, and the girls push each other to be better.

“Their drive to excel is the strongest I’ve seen since I started coaching at Worcester Prep. This team wants to win and they are not afraid to work hard for it,” she said. “The large number of juniors, plus Claire Brown, my only senior on the team, really are the heart of this team.

“They are good models for the others to follow,” she said. “They know when I need them to be serious and focused and they know when to have fun.”

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