BERLIN- Decatur’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team edged visiting Easton, 10-9, on Wednesday in a drizzly, dreary season opener for both teams.
While light rain fell and temperatures dipped into the low 40s during the game on Wednesday evening, the action on the field was hot and furious as both teams went back and forth in the seesaw contest. Decatur got on the board first on a goal by attackman Brendan Wagner from the right side off a rebound for a 1-0 lead at the 6:13 mark in the first quarter.
With just over three minutes left in the first, Decatur’s Curtis Snyder worked the ball around from behind the goal and fired a shot past the Easton keeper to extend the lead to 2-0, which is how the period ended. In the second quarter, both teams started to swap goals with Decatur maintaining an edge. The Seahawks led 5-2 with just over three minutes when the Warriors got its offense going.
Easton scored at the 2:48 mark to cut the lead to 5-3, and added another goal just 36 seconds later to narrow the gap to 5-4. Decatur’s Erik Geiser scored with 20 seconds left in the second quarter to extend the lead to 6-4, but Easton wasn’t finished yet. The Warriors won the ensuing face-off and the Easton middie streaked down the middle of the field and fire an hard shot past the Decatur keeper to cut the lead to 6-5, which is how the first half ended.
Both teams continued to exchange goals in the second half in what turned out to be heavyweight fight between the two Bayside powerhouses. In the end, it was Decatur that came out on top with the narrow 10-9 win. Wagner led the Seahawks with five goals and an assist, while Snyder scored twice and dished out two assists. Geiser finished with a goal and an assist.
BERLIN- Berlin native and Stephen Decatur graduate Ashley Moreck will be competing in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships in Wisconsin this weekend after a strong showing last week in the regional meet. The Springfield College (Mass.) senior and 2007 Decatur graduate scored a 9.2 in the uneven parallel bars during last week’s ECAC Division III championships to advance … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s deep and talented varsity softball team got its 2011 campaign off to a fast start this week, routing visiting James M. Bennett, 10-0, in a game shortened to five innings on Tuesday. The Seahawks return seven players from last year’s 17-4 team, which reached the region finals before bowing out of the state tournament. In the middle … Continue reading
BERLIN- The first step in Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team’s rebuilding process got off to a shaky start this week with a 10-0 game-shortened loss to Bayside South rival James M. Bennett in the season opener. With just a handful of returning players from last year’s 16-4 team, which reached the Class 3A-East region semifinals before bowing out of the … Continue reading
BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boy’s varsity lacrosse team’s potentially promising 2011 campaign got off to a good start on Wednesday with a 15-1 shellacking of Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) rival Salisbury School. With talent and depth at nearly all positions on the field, the prospects look good for another successful season for the Mallards’ boys’ lacrosse team. The roster … Continue reading
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BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team got its promising 2011 campaign off to a great start this week with a big 11-9 win on the road against Bayside North power Easton in the season opener for both teams. Last year, the Seahawks won the Class 3A-East region and advanced to the state’s Final Four before bailing out in the … Continue reading
Worcester Prep’s Jake Emche fires a shot passed the Salisbury School goalkeeper in the third quarter of Wednesday’s 15-1 rout of the Dragons in the season opener. Photo by Shawn Soper
Stephen Decatur’s Curtis Snyder fires a shot past the Easton defense on Wednesday to stake the Seahawks to a 2-0 first quarter lead. The Seahawks went on to edge the Warriors, 10-9, in a thriller. Photo by Shawn Soper
Decatur senior captain Maddie Justice fires a pitch passed a Bennett batter during the third inning of the Seahawk 10-0 win over the Clippers on Tuesday. For the full story, see page 38A. Photo by Shawn Soper