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(Oct. 12, 2018) Sophomore captain Vincent Petrera scored four of the Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team’s eight goals during Monday’s game against the Holly Grove Eagles in Westover.

“We found the wide midfielders in space and were able to get in behind the defense,” Prep Coach Terry Underkoffler said after his squad’s 8-3 victory.

Worcester led 6-2 at halftime. First-half goals were scored by Petrera (two), seniors Aiden Mullins (two) and Thomas Fager, and junior Ryan Cronin.

Petrera netted two shots in the second half.

Goalie Cooper Richins, a senior captain, stopped seven Holly Grove shots.

Worcester will host the Delmarva Christian Royals today, Friday, at 4 p.m. The senior Mallards will be recognized at halftime.

The Prep squad will then wrap up regular-season competition next week on the road.

Worcester will travel to Centreville to play the Gunston Day Herons on Monday at 4 p.m. The Mallards’ final game is Wednesday in Salisbury against the Salisbury Christian Jaguars. Both games are slated to start at 4 p.m.

The Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference tournament will begin the following week.

“I think we are becoming more dynamic, with multiple options to score,” Underkoffler said. “Our wide midfielders are becoming good options to get in behind a defense [and] have contributed now in goals/assists and both strikers are providing pressure up top.”

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