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Mallards have sights set on ESIAC championship trophy

(May 9, 2014) Although the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team is out of contention for a Metro Independent Lacrosse League title, the Mallards still have the chance to take home an Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference trophy.

On Wednesday, Prep Coach Kevin Gates said he “got a bad vibe” on the bus ride to Huntingtown to battle the Calverton Cougars. When the Mallards stepped onto the field, it was far from their best performance. Calverton won the MILL semifinal game, 15-3.

“For some reason, we weren’t ready to play,” he said. “I don’t know where our heads were at.”

Team captains, sophomore Wyatt Richins (one assist) and senior Jack Marshall, and junior Sam Deeley each scored a goal for Worcester.

Prep senior goalie Isaiah Nsah recorded 15 saves.

“We want to forget about this game and wipe it out of our memory banks,” Gates said.

The Mallards (10-5) will compete for their sixth consecutive ESIAC championship title today, Friday. The Gunston Day Herons will travel to Berlin to face the Prep team at 4 p.m. The two teams went head-to-head on May 2. Worcester won 16-2.

“We want to finish the season strong, the way we should. Hopefully, they come out with more focus then they did [Wednesday against Calverton],” Gates said.

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