(Sept. 19, 2014) The Worcester Prep field hockey team netted a total of 23 goals and held the Gunston Day Herons and Delmarva Christian Royals scoreless in their match-ups this past week.
Last Friday in Berlin, the Lady Mallards led 3-0 at halftime with goals provided by senior captains Jordie Loomis and Caroline Lindsay and sophomore Eva Parks.
Sophomore Regan Lingo netted two goals in the second half and Loomis, sophomore Leigh Lingo and senior captain Natalie Twilley contributed with one each in the 8-0 shutout.
Sophomore Stormy McGuiness played in goal the first half for Worcester. Freshman Grace Nichols took over for the second half. Neither was challenged.
“Our passing game was a whole lot better. They did a good job cutting, going to the open space, we used the back field more…our execution on our corners has also improved. Our timing is so much better,” said Prep Coach Jenny Frostrom. “Overall, I’m pleased with the progress that we’ve made. We do have quite a few young players and I do see a lot of growth in all of them…We’ve still got a ways to go, but improvement is all you can ask for and I see that so I’m happy.”
Added Loomis, “When we first started we were just getting to know each other because we had a bunch of new girls on our team, but now we’ve definitely started to click.”
On Monday, the Prep team dominated Delmarva Christian in Georgetown, Del. The Mallards won the contest, 15-0.
Loomis and freshman Mia Meacci each scored twice in the first half. Regan Lingo and Parks chipped in with one goal each as the Mallards went into the halftime break ahead, 6-0.
Meacci, Parks and senior Carolyn Dorey tallied two goals apiece in the second half. Lindsay, sophomore Macayla Costleigh and Nichols netted one goal each.
Loomis and Meacci also contributed with two assists and Lindsay had one.
Frostrom gave her six freshmen an ample amount of playing time. She put other players in different positions from their usual spots.
McGuiness and Nichols shared time in the goal, but they did not see any action.
“It was a good opportunity for the freshmen to play a complete game and gain varsity game experience,” Frostrom said. “They did well. They were trying to implement the things we’ve been working on in practice.”
The Sts. Peter & Paul Sabres, the Mallards’ biggest Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference rival, will travel to Berlin today, Friday, to face Worcester at 4 p.m.