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Worcester Prep Mallards log back-to-back victories this week

(Sept. 20, 2013) The Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team earned back-to-back wins this week, outscoring the Delmarva Christian Royals 7-2, then the Holly Grove Eagles 4-1 the next day.

The Royals traveled to Berlin Monday to take on the Mallards.

Senior captain Ryan Nally put Worcester on the board about a minute and a half into the game.

J.B. Loomis, a senior captain, netted two shots to give the home team a three-goal cushion.

Midway into the half, freshman Aria ZiaShakeri scored to make it 4-0.

About five minutes before the halftime break, freshman Tate Shockley increased Worcester’s advantage to five.

Shockley assisted Loomis’ third goal, 30 seconds into the second half.

“J.B. Loomis was really on fire,” Prep Coach Terry Underkoffler said. “He’s been working hard up top, most of it creating chances for others. He hasn’t been getting a lot of shots on goal, but he’s been setting up a lot of people. [Monday] he really finished his chances.”

Freshman Owen Nally tallied the Mallards’ final goal with 28 minutes remaining in the contest.

The Royals scored with 13:46 left on the clock and capitalized on a breakaway at the six-minute mark.

Worcester sophomore goalie Charlie Pritchard stopped four Royals’ shots.

“They possessed well. That’s our goal… to be able to hang onto the ball, combine with it, and we did that well,” Underkoffler said. “The tough part about games like this, when you get up on a team that much that early, it’s hard to keep their focus. It’s hard to keep that same drive going to goal…because the result is no longer in question.”

On Tuesday, the Mallards took a trip to Westover, Md. to face the Eagles and came home with a 4-1 win.

Sophomore Elio Telo scored four minutes into the contest (R. Nally assist). At the nine-minute mark, Nally capitalized on a pass from his brother, Owen.

Two minutes later, senior captain Chris Klug gave Worcester its third goal. The team led 3-1 at halftime.

Senior Jack Marshall netted the Mallards’ fourth goal about 10 minutes into the second half. Pritchard recorded three saves in the first half. Senior Isiah Nsah made three saves in the second half.

Underkoffler said the boys played well despite some rough field conditions.

“Our possession game was on. We were patient in the attack and worked the ball wide when it was open,” Underkoffler said.


Worcester Prep sophomore Wyatt Richins heads the ball during last Friday’s game against Delmarva Christian in Berlin. Worcester won 7-2.


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