(Oct. 8, 2021) All of the Worcester Prep Lady Mallards got playing time and contributed to the soccer team’s 3-1 win over the Salisbury School Dragons last Friday in Berlin.
“We have such a deep bench. There’s no drop-off when we sub,” said Prep Coach Carol Hartnett. “It was a great game. We passed the ball well and they were playing with confidence. They were loose and everyone was having a lot of fun. It’s how we’re supposed to be playing.”
Salisbury scored about 15 minutes into the game.
Senior Natalie Brushmiller tied it up about seven minutes later. Senior Myranda Beebe then made it 2-1 10 minutes after.
Junior Olivia Mattingly boosted the Prep team’s lead to 3-1, drilling a shot past the Salisbury School’s goalie, about five minutes before halftime.
Prep freshman goalie Abigail Ament recorded five saves.
“She did really well. She killed it,” Hartnett said.
The two teams took part in a cupcake social after the game.
Hartnett, who earned her 525th career victory on Sept. 21, was presented a plaque on Tuesday from Worcester Head of Schools Dr. John McDonald. It was the team’s first home game since she accomplished the milestone.
The victory over Salisbury School was Hartnett’s 527th career win.
Worcester will host the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres today, Friday, at 4 p.m. in Berlin. The team will then travel to Salisbury to take on the Salisbury School Dragons on Monday at 4 p.m.