Worcester Girls Blank Salisbury, 7-0

Worcester Girls Blank Salisbury, 7-0
Worcester Prep newcomer Morgan White fires a shot into the Salisbury School box during the second half on Monday’s season opener. Photo by Shawn Soper

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity soccer team wasted no time jumping all over visiting Salisbury School in the home opener on Monday, but a familiar foe lurks on the schedule, weather permitting of course.

The Mallards opened the season at home on Monday against the Dragons and wasted little time asserting their early dominance. Worcester scored early and often and led, 5-0, at the intermission. During the second half, with a comfortable lead, Worcester backed off a little and got some needed playing experience for a flock of underclassmen, but added two more goals to close out the 7-0 win in the season opener.

With the first win of the season in the books, Worcester is scheduled to get its first look at old rival Saints Peter and Paul on Friday. The Mallards are scheduled to face the Sabres at home on Friday in a game that could be washed out due to the storm. Regardless, Worcester is scheduled to face Saints Peter and Paul again on the road on Monday in another game that could be impacted by the lingering storm.

It’s always a big deal when the Worcester girls face the Sabres in any sport, but soccer has produced its share of drama in recent years. Last year, Saints Peter and Paul swept two regular season meetings between the two teams, then won the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) championship game, 2-1, in overtime against Worcester.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.