BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team flexed its muscles a little against Delmarva Christian at home on Tuesday, routing the visiting Royals, 19-2, with just about everybody getting in on the action.
The young Mallards have struggled this season thus far with a losing record against one of its toughest schedules in recent memory. By design, Coach Kevin Gates schedules tough opponents from all over Maryland and Delaware and the Mallards have taken some lumps this season, but on Tuesday, they took out a little frustration on visiting Delmarva Christian.
With Worcester already ahead 4-0 about half way through the first quarter, Chris Adkins scored an unassisted goal after moving the ball from behind the net at the 5:18 mark to improve the lead to 5-0. Jon Adkins scored after getting open on the crease in an unsettled situation to make it 6-0 with 2:21 left in the first quarter.
Just 14 seconds later, Harrison Brennan found Wyatt Richins wide open on the crease and Richins converted to make it 7-0 with 2:07 left. Seven seconds after that, Brennan won the ensuing faceoff and streaked right down the middle of the field and fired a shot passed the Royals’ keeper to make it 8-0 with two minutes left. Gordon Abercrombie finished off the late second quarter flurry with a goal with just 19 seconds remaining as the furious first ended with the Mallards ahead, 9-0.
In the second quarter, Worcester’s Sam Deeley got the offense rolling again with a hard bounce shot from the top of the box at the 6:19 mark to extend the lead to 10-0. Brennan scored an extra-man goal on a low crank shot from the perimeter with 3:44 remaining in the second quarter to push the lead to 11-0. Brennan then won the next faceoff and raced right down the field for a fast break goal to push the lead to 12-0 just seven seconds later.
With 2:37 remaining in the second, Jack Marshall made a nice move from behind the net to score a goal and extend the lead to 13-0. Brennan added another goal with just 13 seconds remaining in the second quarter to extend the lead to 14-0.
The Mallards backed off a little in the second half and played many of the reserves to finish out the 19-2 win. Brennan lead Worcester with six goals and an assist, while Thomas Buas scored four goals and contributed an assist. Richins scored twice and dished out two assists, while Abercrombie finished with two goals and an assist.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Worcester from here on out. The Mallards face Calverton on the road this afternoon and will face Indian River at home next Monday and Gunston at home next Thursday. After that, Worcester has Roosevelt at home and a rematch with Indian River on the road before closing out the regular season with Wilmington Friends at home and St. Andrew’s on the road.