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Seahawks edge out Rams, 9-8

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | May 03, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur senior Liam Deck shields the ball from a James M. Bennett player during Wednesday’s game against in Berlin. Decatur lost 12-8.

(May 4, 2018) The Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team edged out the Parkside Rams, 9-8, on Tuesday in Salisbury.

“We were down 8-4 with just under six minutes left, then we got one [goal], then another and another,” Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum said. “We just chipped away at it.”

During a timeout, Lathroum said he told the Seahawks, “Take it now. We’ve got to take the game.”

“They started responding,” he said.

The Seahawks struggled against Parkside’s zone defense, Lathroum said. They also had too many turnovers, he added.

The Seahawks led 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime, Parkside was ahead 4-3. The Rams were on top 8-4 at the end of the third.

Decatur junior Chase Porter tied the score 8-8. Senior captain Collin Eichelberger netted the go-ahead goal with about two minutes remaining in the game.

Porter and senior Parker Wheeler scored two goals each. Eichelberger, senior captain Charlie Coates, senior Dominic Klebe, junior Kevin Beck, and sophomore Eric Gwin tallied one goal apiece.

Decatur sophomore goalie Tony Scafone stopped six Parkside shots.

“At the end of the game I told them, ‘You condensed a 48-minute game into six minutes and won,’” Lathroum said. “I was proud of them. When I challenged them, they rose to the challenge.”

Decatur fell to the James M. Bennett Clippers, 12-8, on Wednesday in Berlin – the Seahawks’ final game of the regular season. They will now prepare for the regional and state tournament.

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