(May 13, 2022) The Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team won big in its final game of the regular season, 17-2, over the Salisbury School Dragons on Wednesday in Salisbury.

“Having not played a game for over a week, the team traveled to Salisbury for their Senior Day, and jumped on them early and often, taking a 10-0 in the first quarter,” said Prep Coach Drew Haugh. “With such a large early lead, many other players got into the game early, and did great. Everybody got an opportunity to play a lot of minutes.”

Worcester led 13-1 at halftime. After three quarters, the Mallards held a 16-2 advantage.

Freshman Ryan Mann led the team with seven goals. Senior captain Brice Richins scored three goals and junior captain Griffin Jones tallied two goals and five assists.

Junior captain Jack Gardner and senior Michael Wehberg netted two goals apiece. Freshman Jack Lynch scored one.

Senior captain, goalie Bennett Tinkler, recorded four saves.

“Because of AP testing and other conflicts, freshman Dillon Scopp and sophomore Abott Browne got their first start at midfield, and both played a great game. [Freshman] Drew McCormick took advantage of extra playing time and did a nice job at midfield,” Haugh said. “Defensive midfielders, [sophomores] Connor Ferguson and Kannon Cropper, kept their opponents away from the goal. Defensively, [sophomore] Max Halle was exceptional in his play. [Freshmen] Owen West and Frank Miller, [sophomores] Caleb Collins and Mason Williams took advantage of their extra minutes of playing time … [and sophomore] Baylor Hoen played great defense, showing some exceptional stick skills throughout the game.”

Worcester will host the Gunston School Herons today, Friday, at 3:30 p.m. for the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship.

The Mallards defeated the Herons, 12-5 and 17-5, during the regular season.

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