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Prep squad ends regular season with unblemished record

(Oct. 25, 2013) The Worcester Prep field hockey team shut out its final two opponents of the regular season, the Holly Grove Eagles and Gunston Day Herons, 5-0 to remain undefeated.

Last Friday against Holly Grove in Berlin, senior captain Meg Lingo scored two goals and Alison Greer had one to give the Lady Mallards a 3-0 lead at halftime. Lingo and Greer, a senior, each netted a shot in the second half. Senior goalie Maddie Pilchard stopped two Eagles’ shots.

Worcester’s six seniors were honored after the game.

“It was an excellent game and senior program,” said Prep Coach Jenny Frostrom. “They are all talented athletes and will be greatly missed.”

On Monday, senior captain Sarah Arrington tallied two goals, and Lingo and senior Hannah Esham scored one each to put Worcester on top 4-0 over Gunston at the end of the first half. Lingo logged the Mallards’ fifth goal in the second half.

Pilchard recorded two saves and freshman Stormy McGuiness made three.

Junior right back Carolyn Dorey also came up with a big save.

“They played very well. We have a set groove now,” Frostrom said. “Everyone knows their role on the field. Plays are set, corners are better than ever and we are ready for playoffs.”

Worcester earned the No. 1 seed for the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference tournament.

On Wednesday, the Mallards hosted the Herons for the ESIAC semifinals. It was also the “Pink Game” for breast cancer awareness. The Prep team won 5-0 and advanced to Friday’s championship.

Greer netted two shots in the first half and junior Jordie Loomis had one goal. Greer and Lingo scored one apiece in the second half.

Pilchard and McGuiness were not challenged as the Worcester defense kept Gunston away from the goal.

“They played really well. Everyone on JV and varsity got playing time,” Frostrom said.

Worcester (13-0) and the second seeded Sts. Peter & Paul Sabres will go head-to-head today, Friday, at 3:30 p.m. in Berlin for the ESIAC championship crown.

The teams met twice this season with the Mallards winning 3-1 and 6-1. The Sabres’ only losses were to the Berlin squad this year.

“They’re going to come fighting hard. They’re going to give us a good game,” Frostrom said. “My girls need to be focused and have a good game.”

Worcester captured the program’s first ESIAC title last year, winning 3-2 over Sts. Peter & Paul.

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