(Oct. 4, 2013) The Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team shut out its last two opponents–the Gunston Day Herons and Delmarva Christian Royals–7-0.
Last Friday, the Herons came to Berlin to take on the Mallards. Senior captain J.B. Loomis scored twice to give Worcester a 2-0 lead. Chris Klug, a senior captain, found the back of the net and sophomore Elio Telo netted a shot to boost the Mallards’ advantage to 4-0. Loomis’ hat trick put the Prep team on top 5-0 at halftime.
Freshman Aria ZiaShakeri and sophomore Charlie Trupo each scored a goal in the second half.
Sophomore Charlie Pritchard logged six saves in the goal for Worcester.
“The goal was to get a lot of shots off because the last two games we played we had nice possession between the 18s but when we got close to the goal we just didn’t look to shoot, we looked for the extra pass and it just wasn’t clicking,” said Prep Coach Terry Underkoffler. “This was our first shutout of the season so that was also a mini goal we wanted to accomplish…The big thing is to continually work on quick possessional play and take our shooting chances. The second part is to play stingy defensively.”
On Monday, senior Isiah Nsah headed the ball into the goal in the opening minutes of the game against Delmarva Christian from an Owen Nally cross. At halftime, the Mallards led 4-0.
Nsah tallied two goals and Telo, senior captain Ryan Nally, Loomis, O. Nally, a freshman, and senior Jack Pedigo each had one. Pritchard recorded four saves in the shutout.
“Our crossing and finishing game improved dramatically and I was particularly pleased with the defensive effort limiting the opponent to four shots on goal,” Underkoffler said.
The Mallards head to Salisbury to play the Salisbury School Dragons today, Friday. The next day, the Prep team travels to Delaware to compete against the Seaford Blue Jays.