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Izzett goal sparks Decatur’s momentum; team wins 6-1

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Sep 14, 2017
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur sophomore Gabby Izzett dribbles the ball into the box during Monday’s game against Easton in Berlin. She scored Decatur’s first goal 10 minutes before halftime, which provided momentum for the team. The Seahawks won 6-1.

(Sept. 15, 2017) The Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team put six goals in the back of the net and held the Easton Warriors to one during Monday’s season opener in Berlin.

“The girls came out strong in the opener,” Decatur Coach Maggie Berke said. “It was hard going for a month in preseason before having a game, but they were able to make the change necessary in the competition to come out ahead.”

With a little over 10 minutes remaining in the first half, junior Mia Dill passed to sophomore Gabby Izzett who shot to the far post to put the Lady Seahawks on the board.

Before halftime, Dill and sophomore Alyssa Romano score to boost Decatur’s advantage to 3-0.

“Gabby’s goal definitely started the momentum [and] the next two goals were scored quickly after that,” Berke said. “It was that little extra push the girls needed.”

Izzett, freshman Macy Dill and junior Kennedy Duke added goals in the second half.

Sophomore Isy Kristick played in goal for Decatur and stopped 10 Easton shots.

“The girls worked the ball up the field really well,” Berke said. “They are starting to get to know each other and anticipate where their teammates are on the field or where they are going and play the ball into that space. Very happy with the way the girls played and excited to start the season with this momentum…”

Decatur will travel to Centreville to face the Queen Anne’s Lion today, Friday, at 4 p.m. The Seahawks will take a trip to Salisbury to battle the Wicomico Indians on Monday at 4 p.m.

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