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Worcester scores 8-1 win over DC

(Oct. 3, 2014) The Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team took a number of shots and netted eight during Tuesday’s game against the Delmarva Christian Royals in Berlin.

“They spread the ball well and created scoring opportunities,” Prep Coach Terry Underkoffler said after his squad’s 8-1 victory.

Junior Elio Telo got Worcester on the board. Freshman Brendan Miller netted a penalty shot to boost the Mallards’ lead to two goals. Patrick Petrera, a sophomore, scored twice and Telo tallied his second goal of the half to give Worcester a 5-0 advantage at the break.

Sophomore Tate Shockley provided the Prep squad with its sixth point with 24 minutes remaining in the match. Senior Jared Goodwin and sophomore Aria ZiaShakeri knocked in the Mallards’ final two goals.

The Royals scored their lone goal with just over a minute left in the game.

Junior goalie Charlie Pritchard stopped three Delmarva Christian shots. Will Pedigo, a senior, took over in goal for the final 13 minutes of the game. He made two saves.

“Something we tried to focus on was build it, switch it and get [the ball] to the open side of the field,” Underkoffler said. “It was obvious as the game evolved that [the Royals] were exposing the left side. The left side was wide open and we were finding the space. We scored five of out eight goals from the left side.”

Worcester is scheduled to play Sussex Tech in Georgetown, Del. at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Worcester Prep freshman Brendan Miller battles a Delmarva Christian player for the ball during Tuesday’s competition in Berlin. He capitalized on a penalty shot to contribute to Worcester’s 8-1 win.

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