Ocean City Today

SD boys’ soccer team tops Easton in overtime, 2-1

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Sep 07, 2017

(Sept. 8, 2017) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team kicked off the 2017 season with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Easton Warriors in Berlin on Tuesday.

“I thought the first 80 minutes we were totally out of our game. I’ll chalk it up to first-day-of-school jitters,” said Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood. “Going back to school and sitting in a classroom all day disrupted their summer routine…We played well in very short spurts. ”

Junior Matt White scored off a senior captain Ryan Duncan pass to put Decatur on the board with 7:24 remaining in the first half.

Easton tied it up with 19:18 left in the game to force overtime.

“I told the guys that they have the tools, they just have to utilize them and go out and finish it,” Greenwood said. “In overtime they came out a completely different squad.”

Junior Brady Ford buried the ball to the far post with 2:14 remaining in the first overtime period, providing the Seahawks with the game-winning goal.

“He was a man possessed in overtime. They all were,” Greenwood said. “We really turned it on. We played soccer like we have the ability to.”

Decatur goalie junior Brett Berquist stopped four Easton shots.

“Brett had some big saves,” Greenwood said. “I was pleased with our defensive third. We have a freshman, sophomore, junior, a senior and Brett in the goal.”

Decatur will take a trip to Crisfield to face the Crabbers today, Friday, at 4 p.m.

“It’s going to be a good match,” Greenwood said. “We played them in a summer league. They have some quality players.”


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