(April 3, 2015) Freshmen combined for 10 of the 14 goals scored by the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team during last Friday’s game against the Parkside Rams in Berlin.
Worcester, a private school in the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference, topped Parkside, a public school representing the Bayside Conference, 14-7.
Freshman Tucker Brown scored off a junior captain Wyatt Richins assist to give Worcester a 1-0 lead. The visiting Rams answered to make it 1-1.
Freshman Sam Cantello netted a Richins’ pass to put the Mallards ahead 2-1.
Cantello gave the Prep team a two-goal cushion then assisted Richins and Brown goals.
The home team held a 5-2 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
“We played even better in the second,” said Worcester Coach Kevin Gates.
The Mallards tallied four goals in the second quarter to go into the halftime break on top 9-2.
After three quarters, the Prep team led 12-5.
“We played very well on offense,” Gates said. “Defense, we need to work on it.”
Brown finished the game with five goals and an assist. Cantello logged four goals and two assists.
“I wasn’t surprised about Tucker and Sam,” Gates said. “They are going to be two of the best players to come through [Worcester Prep] when their time is done here.”
Richins logged three goals and four assists. Sophomore Reid Carey and freshman Brendan Miller scored one goal apiece.
Assistant captain Ross Dickerson, a junior, won 15 of 20 face-offs he took. Prep goalie Wade Walter, a junior assistant captain, stopped 16 Parkside shots.
The Mallards will travel to Salisbury on Tuesday to face the James M. Bennett Clippers at 4 p.m.