Mallards Oust St. Thomas More; Run Unbeaten String to 10

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s men’s varsity soccer team turned in another dominating performance this week, thrashing visiting St. Thomas More, 7-2, on Monday to improve to 11-1 on the season.

Monday’s win over St. Thomas More on Monday was the 10th in a row for the Mallards, who got complete effort from both sides of the field. Worcester jumped out to an early lead in the first half on a pair of goals by Chase Humphrey, who finished the day with four goals, and Fausto DiCarlo. St. Thomas More answered with two goals of its own to cut the lead to 4-2 with just over eight minutes left in the first half, but that was as close as they would get.

With just over eight minutes remaining in the first half, Worcester’s Matt Carey launched a perfect crossing pass from the right sideline to the middle of the field in front of the St. Thomas More goal and Evan Bauer headed it into the back of the net to put the Mallards up 5-2, which was how the first half ended.

St. Thomas More came out fired up in the second half and applied constant pressure on the Worcester goal for the first four minutes or so, but were soon deflated by Humphrey’s fourth and final goal of the game. At the 36:26 mark, the Worcester defense cleared the ball out of its end with a long pass down the middle of the field.

The speedy Humphrey ran under the pass and caught up to it before flipping the ball over the St. Thomas More goal keeper and into the back of the net for a 6-2 lead. The score remained 6-2 until Worcester’s Billy Tyler scored on a direct penalty kick in the box at the 6:30 mark in the second half to extend the lead to 7-2.