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Creative Playmaking Sees Georgetown Prep Past Malvern

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Creative Playmaking Sees Georgetown Prep Past Malvern

Jack Ondeck on his way to paydirt.

Georgetown Prep opened its season with a decisive victory of Malvern Prep 38-14 led by a senior core group that return for their third year starting for the Hoyas. 

Two tries from Patrick Dolan, and tries from seniors John Kirlin, Jack Ondeck, and Matt Crowe, plus one from sophomore Tommy McHale, placed an exclamation point on the creative play making from Ultan Horrigan and Matthew Zaudtke.

Prep nearly took the lead inside on two occasions inside the first five minutes but a pair of knock-ons into the try zone saved Malvern. Ultimately, McHale and Kirlin both punched it in to give Prep an early lead of 12-0.  A long run from Dolan after junior David Koffi took three with him, put Prep ahead 19-0 only to concede a try just before halftime to cut the Prep lead to 19-7.

The second half was much of the same. Some early-season handling errors kept the game tight until Prep's pressure finally produced a 35-meter try for prop Ondeck. Several additional probing kicks from Horrigan and Zaudtke ultimately produced tries each for Dolan and Crowe, but could have yielded additional tallies.  Malvern answered with a late try before the final whistle to make it 38-14.

"It's early and we only had a few practices, so we need work," said Dolan. "But it was a great team effort and we are excited to get the season underway. "

The Hoyas travel up to Baltimore to take on MIAA Champion Loyola Blakefield on March 10.