BERLIN- Something had to give when Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team clashed with fellow unbeaten Queen Anne’s last Wednesday and the game lived up to the hype with the Lions edging the Seahawks, 8-7, on a last-minute goal.
The Seahawks were cruising, starting the season with seven straight wins and barely being tested along the way. Meanwhile, Queen Anne’s was following a similar tract, routing most of their opponents on the way to an unbeaten record. In what was likely a precursor to the Bayside title game next week, Queen Anne’s edged Decatur last Wednesday after storming back in the last two minutes.
Decatur trailed Queen Anne’s, 5-2, at the half, but got quick goals by Ally Beck and Cassidy Remmell early in the second to cut the lead to 5-4. Another goal by Erin Florek gave Decatur its first lead of the game at 6-5 and Beck added another tally to extend the lead to 7-5. Queen Anne’s cut the lead to 7-6 with two minutes remaining, but Decatur still appeared to be in the driver’s seat with the lead and the clock winding down.
However, the Lions pulled even at 7-7 with under two minutes left, then stunned the Seahawks with a go-ahead goal with just 50 seconds left in the contest to pull out the 8-7 win. Decatur responded to its first loss of the season in impressive fashion, routing Wicomico, 22-0, last Friday and following that up with a 16-6 win over Easton on Monday.
It now appears Decatur is on a collision course for a rematch with Queen Anne’s in the Bayside title game next week. The Lions clinched the Bayside North with a win over Kent Island on Monday. The Seahawks wrap their regular season on the road against Parkside this afternoon. Decatur beat Parkside, 14-5, back on April 1.