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Worcester Prep boys’ lax trounces SS, 16-1

(April 17, 2015) All of the players on the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team contributed in their 16-1 victory over the Salisbury School Dragons, Monday.

“We started off a little flat, but then we picked it up. It was a good team effort,” said Prep Coach Kevin Gates. “Everyone played. It was nice to see the other guys [who are not starters] get some action. Every single player did something positive.”

The visiting Mallards led 5-1 at the end of the first quarter. The Prep squad netted eight unanswered goals in the second quarter to go into the halftime break on top 13-1. Worcester tacked on two goals in the third quarter and one in the fourth.

Junior captain Wyatt Richins had a big day, leading the Mallards with eight goals and three assists.

“He played well. It was nice to see him have a breakthrough game,” Gates said.

Assistant captain Ross Dickerson, a junior, won 14 of 17 face-offs and scooped up seven ground balls. He also scored a goal.

Sophomore Patrick Petrera chipped in with two goals. Freshman Sam Cantello tallied one goal and three assists.

Freshmen Tucker Brown (one assist) and Porter Bunting, senior assistant captain Will Pedigo and sophomore Trent Marshall scored one goal apiece.

Goalie Wade Walter, a junior assistant captain, made one save in two and a half quarters. Freshman Jack Fager took over in the cage midway through the third quarter. He stopped four Salisbury shots.

The Mallards will travel to Centreville today, Friday, to play the Gunston Day Herons at 4 p.m.

“We need to come focused and ready to go,” Gates said. “We can’t take anyone lightly…Respect all and fear none.”

Worcester will host the Indian River Indians at 4 p.m. on Monday.

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