Mallards Close Out Regular Season With 10-1 Win

Mallards Close Out Regular Season With 10-1 Win
Worcester’s Vincent Petrera streaks down the field on his way to one of his six goals on Monday in a 10-1 romp over Delmarva Christian. Photo by Shawn Soper

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity soccer team closed out the regular season in impressive fashion this week, routing visiting Delmarva Christian, 10-1, on Monday.

The Mallards won five of their last six regular season games to finish with a 10-2-2 record heading into the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) playoffs. Their only non-win during the final stretch of the season was a 3-3 tie with Sussex Tech in a non-conference game back on October 5. The Mallards’ last loss came to Delmar, 3-2, on October 1.

Last Friday, the Worcester boys kept their streak going with a 4-1 win over Salisbury Christian on the road. Vincent Petrera scored in the first half for Worcester, but Salisbury Christian also scored in the opening period and the game was tied 1-1 at the half. In the second half, Petrera scored three unanswered goals and the Mallards cruised to the 4-1win.

Back in action at home on Monday, the Mallards routed Delmarva Christian, 10-1, in the regular season finale. Worcester led, 4-0, at the half after scoring early and often and kept the pressure up through the second half with six more goals to close out the 10-1 win. Petrera had three goals in the first half while Thomas Fager added one.

In the second half, Petrera added three more goals, while Aiden Mullins, Gavin Carmody and Jack Burbage each added single tallies. The win game on Senior Day and the Mallards recognized their nine seniors including Cooper Richins, Will Todd, Owen Tunis, Henry Taboh, Cole Berry, Graham Hammond, Mullins and Burbage.

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.