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SD boys’ soccer squad gets 2-0 win over NC

Seahawks implement new formation to generate more offense, Greenwood pleased
By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Sep 21, 2017

(Sept. 22, 2017) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team took the field on Tuesday against the North Caroline Bulldogs in Ridgely, Maryland, more offensive-minded.

“We put a new formation into play to generate offense, and it worked well. They learned it in less than 24 hours,” Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood said after the Seahawks’ 2-0 victory.

The Seahawks had only scored three goals in their first four games – and two of them were netted in the season opener.

“We went from two forwards to essentially four front-runners,” Greenwood said after the game on Tuesday. “We’re playing a 4 (defense)- 5 (midfield)- 1 (forward). Three midfielders are actually attackers.”

Junior Brooks Wingert put Decatur on the board six-and-a-half minutes into the game. Junior captain Kevin Beck tallied the team’s second goal with 21 seconds remaining in the first half.

“I was happy with how the boys played. They moved the ball well and had a lot more opportunities to score,” Greenwood said. “We had plenty of opportunities to score, but it started raining harder in the second half. I’ll chalk that up to out inability to score in the second half.”

Decatur junior goalie Brett Berquist stopped eight North Caroline shots.

For only learning the formation one day before the game, Greenwood was pleasantly surprised with how the Seahawks adapted and put it into play.

“For the most part, they did what they were supposed to,” Greenwood said.

Decatur will travel to Salisbury on Tuesday to play the Wicomico Indians at 4 p.m.

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