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Payne nets eight goals in Prep team’s victory

 

(April 11, 2014) Worcester Prep senior captain Luke Payne netted eight goals and had one assist to lead the boys’ lacrosse team to a 19-1 victory on the road over the Salisbury School Dragons Tuesday afternoon.

The Mallards tallied seven goals in the first quarter. By halftime, they had built an 11-0 advantage.

The visiting Prep squad added seven goals in third quarter, while Salisbury School scored one, to pull ahead, 18-1.

Sophomore Charlie Pritchard completed Worcester’s scoring in the fourth quarter.

“We played pretty well. We shared the ball pretty well,” said Worcester Coach Kevin Gates. “They played almost a little too unselfish.”

Gates said “it was nice to get back on the horse after Friday night,” when the Mallards lost 13-2 to the Tower Hill Hillers at Wesley College in Dover, Del.

Captain Wyatt Richins, a sophomore, logged five goals and three assists and junior Sam Deeley chipped in with three goals Tuesday. Senior captain Jack Marshall and junior Will Pedigo each scored once. Senior Thomas Buas contributed with four assists.

Senior goalie Isaiah Nsah stopped five Dragons’ shots in the first half. Sophomore Wade Walter made one save and allowed one goal in the second half.

The Middleburg Academy Dragons of Virginia are set to take a trip to Berlin to battle the Mallards today, Friday, at 4:30 p.m.

“We have a huge game on Friday. Middleburg will come in well coached, with a lot of talent,” Gates said. “We will need to play a lot better than we did against Tower Hill. It will definitely be a big test for us. Hopefully we can rise to the challenge.”

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