Ocean City Today

SD girls’ lacrosse squad starts off strong, wins 16-10

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | May 03, 2018

(May 4, 2018) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team came out ready to play on Monday, scoring early and often on the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres in Easton.

“They started off super strong from the first whistle. We scored five goals in the first five minutes,” Decatur Coach Sara Braniecki said. “It’s probably the strongest we’ve started off a game all season.”

The Lady Seahawks led 11-3 at halftime and went on to win 16-10.

“The girls in the midfield were coming up with the draw controls and we were producing quickly,” Braniecki said. “The strong start certainly gave us momentum throughout the game.”

Sophomore Sarah Engle led Decatur with five goals and two assists. She also won five draws.

Freshman Brittyn Lyra Leonard contributed four goals and two assists. Senior captain Hattie Brous added two goals and two assists. Sophomore Alyssa Romano chipped in with two goals.

Decatur sophomore goalie Isy Kristick recorded nine saves.

“They were possessing the ball much better than we have done in the past,” Braniecki said. “The girls were also playing smart and controlling the tempo of the game.”

Decatur’s final game of the regular season is today, Friday, against the Parkside Rams at 5:30 p.m. in Berlin.

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