BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team dropped a couple of games last week against tough out of conference opponents, falling to LaSalle, 14-8, and Calverton, 16-6.
Over the last few years, Worcester has made a conscious effort to schedule regional games against tough opponents in an effort to take the program to the next level. The Mallards have one a few, and have taken their lumps in others, and last week was a good example of both.
Two weeks, the Mallards faced Middlebury and lost 14-9. Worcester responded with an 11-10 win over St. Maria Goretti to improve to 4-2 on the season. The Mallards then faced two tough opponents in a row, both at home, against LaSalle last Thursday and Calverton on Saturday. On Thursday, Worcester lost to LaSalle, 14-8. Luke Payne led the attack with four goals and one assist, while Wyatt Richens scored a goal and dished out four assists. Thomas Buas scored once and added an assist, while Ross Dickerson scored a goal and won 15 of 22 face-offs.
Back in action last Saturday, the Mallards fell to Calverton, 16-6. Richens led the attack with two goals, while Jack Marshall and Staton Whaley each record single tallies. Despite the outcome, Wade Walter was strong in the net, recording 11 saves. Dickerson also turned in another strong performance, collecting 15 of 22 face-offs.
It doesn’t get any easier for Worcester the rest of the way with a road game against Bishop McNamara yesterday in a game played too late to be included in this edition, and another road game against Archmere on Saturday. The Mallards will face always tough Indian River on the road on Monday, before closing out the regular season with four straight home games against Cambridge-South Dorchester, Gunston, Delmar and St. Andrew’s.