Worcester Prep Girls Off To Fast Start

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls varsity lacrosse team rode a big run in the second half to defeat old rival Saints Peter and Paul, 16-3, on the road on Tuesday.

The Mallards got off to a hectic but productive start last week, sweeping its first four games of the season before falling in the championship game of the Karl Wolf Classic last Saturday. The Mallards opened the season with a 16-7 win over Easton, followed by an 18-2 rout of Wicomico and an 11-7 win over Parkside.

With three wins under their belt, Worcester traveled to Howard High School last Saturday to compete in the 14th Annual Karl Wolf Classic, a boys and girls tournament featuring some of the top programs in the state. The Worcester girls entered last Saturday’s tournament as the two-time defending champion.

In the first game last Saturday, the Worcester girls beat Reservoir, 15-12. The Mallards led by just one goal at 8-7 at the half, but pulled away in the second for the 15-12 win. The win set up a tournament championship rematch with host Howard, which Worcester had defeated twice in title games. This time, however, Howard got the better of the Mallards and won 17-7.

Howard jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but Worcester scratched their way back into the game. In the end, Howard pulled away to win 17-7. Sophie Brennan scored three goals for Worcester, while Torri Barros scored twice and Grace Tunis and Molly Soule added single tallies. Soule was honored with the Karl Wolf Team Award for Worcester.

Back in ESIAC action on Tuesday, the Mallards routed Saints Peter and Paul in a key early game in the ESIAC. The Sabres hung with Worcester for much of the first half and only trailed 5-3 heading into intermission. However, Worcester went on a big 10-0 run in the second half to settle the issue once and for all. Brennan led the assault with five goals and two assists, while Soule scored three times and dished out three assists.

Tuesday’s game was just the first of at least two between the familiar rivals. Worcester is scheduled to play the Sabres at home on April 17, and if the season plays out as expected, the two teams might meet for a third time in the ESIAC tournament.