Ocean City Today

SD boys’ soccer team edges out  Washington, 1-0

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Sep 14, 2017
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur senior Max Mariner controls the ball out of the air during Tuesday’s game against Washington in Berlin. He scored Decatur’s lone goal in the 1-0 victory.

(Sept. 15, 2017) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team controlled the ball for most of the game against the Washington Jaguars on Tuesday in Berlin, and despite only scoring one goal, it was enough to win.

“From the 18 to the 18 [yard box] we look good. We just can’t finish,” Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood said. “We’re just never a high-scoring-goal team.”

With a little over 22 minutes left in the game, junior Brady Ford played the ball over his defender and passed to senior Max Mariner who knocked it into the goal.

“It was very simple and that’s what we don’t do enough of,” Greenwood said. “We had some other opportunities, but we just couldn’t finish. [Graduating] as many as we did it should be kind of expected.”

Junior Brett Berquist recorded two saves in goal for Decatur.

“We worked the ball on the ground better than we have been and for the most part, we made better decisions,” Greenwood said. “We’re progressing and I have faith we’re going to continue to grow and peak at the right time.”

Decatur will travel to Ridgely to play North Caroline on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

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