Worcester Girls Outlast Sabres For ESIAC Title Win

Worcester Girls Outlast Sabres For ESIAC Title Win
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BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team jumped out to a commanding early lead in last Friday’s Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) championship game and never looked back for their third win of the year over old rival Saints Peter and Paul.

The Mallards beat Salisbury School, 19-0, in the ESIAC semifinals last Wednesday to earn a trip to the championship game and yet another rematch with the Sabres. Worcester had already beaten Saints Peter and Paul twice this season including a 15-3 win in March followed by a narrow 10-9 win on April 17.

Worcester came out firing and went on an 8-0 run over a 15 minute stretch in the first half. The Sabres pulled closer at 8-3 with a run of its own with just around a minute left in the first. However, Worcester scored twice in the final 33 seconds of the half to extend the lead to 10-3. Amy Lizas scored on an assist by Sophie Brennan and Julie Talbert scored on an assist from Sarah Savage in the final minute of the half.

The Sabres scored the first three goals of the second half to cut the lead to 10-6. Brennan stopped the run with goal near the 16 minute mark to push the lead back to 11-6. Worcester then got goals from Caroline Lindsay, Molly Soule and Savage to extend the lead to 14-6 with 11 minutes left. Saints Peter and Paul made another late run and cut the lead to 14-9. A goal by Soule pushed it back to 15-9 and Brennan closed it out with an extra-man goal with just under two minutes left for the 16-9 win and the ESIAC title.