Mallards Rebound With Win Over Bennett

BERLIN- After suffering its first loss of the season last week, Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team rebounded with a win over Bennett on the road on Monday.

The Mallards opened the season with an 8-5 win over Saints Peter and Paul, followed by a narrow 5-4 win over crosstown rival Stephen Decatur last Wednesday for the first time in four years in the traditional series. Last Friday, the Mallards took their first loss of the season, falling to Delaware power Cape Henlopen, 16-1.

Worcester trailed 8-0 after one quarter and 13-0 at the half. The Mallards got on the board in the fourth quarter on a goal by Mason Brown. The Vikings outshot the Mallards, 34-9, in the contest and Worcester keeper Hunter Gentry was outstanding in goal with eight saves despite the outcome.

The Worcester boys didn’t take long to erase the pain of that first defeat, however. The Mallards beat Bennett, 10-7, on the road on Monday in another non-conference game.

The Mallards hit the road again on Friday for a matchup with Caesar Rodney, which will be their fourth straight road game, before returning home next Monday against Parkside. After Parkside, the Mallards face two Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference foes with Gunston on the road and Delmarva Christian at home next Friday.

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.