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SD controls ball, wins game, 15-2

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 26, 2018

(April 27, 2018) The Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team controlled the ball during much of Wednesday’s game against the Cambridge Vikings and capitalized on most of its opportunities.

“We had the ball most of the time. [Junior] Collin Eitel dominated the face-offs,” Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum said after his team’s 15-2 win in Cambridge. “We shot pretty well, we moved the ball, we took our time on offense and we finished our shots.”

Decatur led 2-0 in the first quarter. The Seahawks scored seven unanswered goals in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 9-0 advantage. At the end of the third quarter, the Berlin squad was ahead 12-1.

“We came out a little rusty, we threw a few balls away, had a few turnovers, but we fixed it right away and started scoring some goals,” Lathroum said. “We played very well on defense. When they had the ball, we put the pressure on them. We did a good job not letting them shoot.”

Senior captain Charlie Coates led Decatur with four goals and an assist. Senior Liam Deck had two goals and two assists. Senior captain Collin Eichelberger contributed two goals and an assist, and also scooped up six ground balls. Sophomore Eric Gwin added a goal and three assists.

Sophomore goalie Tony Scafone recorded one save.

“Everybody got playing time and did some good things,” Lathroum said.

Decatur has three regular-season games remaining.

The Seahawks will host the Wicomico Indians today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. then they will take a trip to Salisbury on Tuesday to play the Parkside Rams at 4 p.m. The final game of the regular season is Wednesday against the James M. Bennett Clippers at 5:30 p.m. in Berlin.

“We need to win out to win the Bayside [Conference] South,” Lathroum said. “Playing two games in a row is not always easy to do. We’ll see what we’re made of.”

 

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