LISA CAPITELLI ¦ Assistant Editor
(Oct. 12, 2012) The Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team outscored the Holly Grove Eagles 3-1 last Friday in Westover, Md.
Junior Ryan Nally blasted the ball past the Eagles’ goalie from 20 yards out, and then senior Gordon Abercrombie netted a shot to give Worcester a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Lucas Payne, a junior, secured the victory, adding a third goal in the second half.
Senior goalie Zander Farr stopped six shots.
The Mallards traveled to Greenwood, Del., on Monday to face the Greenwood Mennonite Flames.
At halftime, the game was scoreless, although Prep Coach Terry Underkoffler, said “We were definitely out-shooting them.”
Senior Seth Conboy scored about 10 minutes into the second half and two minutes later, Nally tacked on an insurance goal.
Junior J.B. Loomis and sophomore Christian Bruder boosted the Mallards’ advantage to four goals.
The Flames netted their lone goal with about eight minutes remaining in the competition.
Farr recorded four saves.
“We are getting more dangerous on set plays. Two of our three goals against Holly Grove were from corner kicks,” Underkoffler said. “We played well defensively against Greenwood and were patient in the attack to find our chances. Their tactics initially gave us problems, but we were able to adjust and beat the back line for goals.”
The Gunston Day Herons will travel to Berlintoday,Friday,fora4p.m.contest against the Prep squad. The senior Mallards will be honored during the match.
“We need to continue to get better defensively and focus on combination play in the attack,” Underkoffler said.
Worcester won the Sept. 28 game against Gunston, 6-1.