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Lady Mallards edge out Indians in physical battle

(Oct. 10, 2014) The Worcester Prep field hockey team controlled the Indian River Indians, camping out in the offensive end a majority of the game last Friday, but the Lady Mallards had difficulty scoring.

“We started just a little bit slow, but then we picked it right up. We dominated the entire game,” Prep Coach Jenny Frostrom said after her team’s 1-0 victory. “Our offense really did a great job keeping it inside the circle, but we just had a hard time putting it in the cage. They really had a strong defense and a really good goalie. We just kept pounding it and we couldn’t get it in.”

Senior captain Caroline Lindsay, who has come through for the Mallards several times this season, scored off a sophomore Eva Parks’ pass, within the first 10 minutes of the competition in Berlin.

“We were very prepared for them. I expected more of a back-and-forth game, but we seemed to pretty much dominate the whole game. We just got unlucky getting it in the cage,” Frostrom said.

While Worcester did score a goal in the first half, the squad also suffered a loss. Senior captain Jordie Loomis hit her head during a collision with an Indian River player. She was sidelined for the remainder of the game because of concussion-like symptoms.

“It was an extremely physical game. I don’t think I’ve had a game this season as physical as this one,” Frostrom said. “I think my girls, for the most part, are clean players. They try to be skillful in what they do. When they play people who kind of barrel through and get the pushing and the elbows and stuff like that, it rattles them.”

Lindsay’s goal early in the game was enough to secure the victory as the Mallards held the Indians scoreless. Prep goalie Stormy McGuiness, a sophomore, stopped three Indian River shots.

“(Sophomore) Regan Lingo had an amazing game and Caroline Lindsay had a great game inside,” Frostrom said. “They tried time and time again (to score). They pushed and worked really hard.”

Worcester, a private school of the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference, will compete against the Stephen Decatur Seahawks, a public school of the Bayside Conference, today, at 4 p.m. The Mallards will host the match.

 

Worcester Prep sophomore Leigh Lingo fights for the ball during last Friday’s game against Indian River in Berlin. Worcester edged out its opponent 1-0.

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