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Decatur boys’ soccer squad scores 7, shuts out Mardela

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Oct 12, 2017
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur junior Joshua Farnan takes on a Mardela player during Tuesday’s game in Berlin. Decatur won 7-0.

(Oct. 13, 2017) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team scored six goals during the first half and added one more in the second to win Tuesday’s game against the Mardela Warriors, 7-0, in Berlin.

“In the beginning of the game I thought we played well,” Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood said. “To open the game – about the first 15 minutes – we moved the ball well.”

Junior Brady Ford scored about 10 minutes into the game and then netted a second goal less than six minutes later.

Junior Jordan McGee increased Decatur’s advantage to three with 15:46 remaining in the first half. Junior captain Kevin Beck tallied the Seahawks’ fourth goal, 42 seconds later.

McGee scored his second goal with 12:26 on the clock. Junior Tatsuki Brophy made it 6-0 about five minutes before halftime.

Senior captain John Ford netted Decatur’s only goal in the second half, less than three minutes after the halftime break.

Decatur goalie, junior Brett Berquist, wasn’t challenged. He recorded one save.

“We are doing things better. We continue to create chances, but it’s still our inability to finish,” Greenwood said. “We need to do the simple things. Don’t try to be fancy, just play simple. We need to focus on the things we’re not doing right to peak in the playoffs.”

Decatur’s final game of the regular season is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. against the James M. Bennett Clippers in Berlin. The senior Seahawks will be honored before the game.

“It will be a tough game,” Greenwood said. “We need to play with heart. That’s really what we need to do. When we play with heart we play so well.”

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