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Worcester Prep sophomore Dylan McGovern shields the ball from a Holly Grove player during last Friday’s game in Berlin. He scored one goal in the team’s 7-1 victory.

(Sept. 24, 2021) The Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team scored seven goals and held the Holly Grove Eagles to one during last Friday’s game in Berlin.

Senior captain Brice Richins netted the Mallards’ first goal about a minute and a half into the game. Freshman Ben McGovern made it 2-0 six minutes later. McGovern tallied his second goal with 24 minutes remaining in the first half.

Richins finished the game with three goals and four assists.

“He accounted for all seven goals,” said Prep Coach Jon Adkins. “If he wasn’t scoring, he was assisting.”

McGovern had two, and sophomore Dylan McGovern and junior Logan Ginnavan scored one each.

Worcester junior captain Jack Gardner played in the goal for 70 of the 80 minutes. He made four saves and allowed no goals.

Freshman Dillon Scopp took over for the final 10 minutes and recorded two saves.

“I thought we played very well. We passed the ball around and got the wings involved. We dominated possession, which we’ve been preaching since day one,” Adkins said. “It was a really good team win. I think we’re finally getting the rotation with subs figured out [and] injuries are starting to heal. We’re coming along well.”

Worcester will head to Delaware today, Friday, to play the Cape Henlopen Vikings at 6:30 p.m.

“They’re excited. I don’t think we’ve ever beaten them before,” Adkins said. “We need to keep it simple and just play how we’ve been playing.”

The Prep squad will then travel to Centreville on Monday for a 4 p.m. competition against the Gunston School Herons.

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