BERLIN- After falling to Queen Anne’s, 15-9, back on April 10, Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team has now reeled off five straight wins to improve to 9-3 on the season.
The Seahawks beat Cambridge-South Dorchester, 10-4, last Wednesday after getting out to an early lead and holding on through the second half. The win was Decatur’s fifth straight after a tough 15-9 loss to Queen Anne’s and ended Cambridge-South Dorchester’s own four game winning streak. The Seahawks followed the 10-4 win against the Vikings with a 14-0 shellacking of Wicomico last Friday.
Against the Vikings last Wednesday, Corey Gwin scored two early goals to make it 2-0 and the Seahawks improved the lead to 3-0 with 3:44 left in the first quarter before Cambridge-South Dorchester finally got on the board. After the Vikings got a goal to cut the lead to 3-1, Decatur’s Andrew Ternahan scored to start a five-goal run for the Seahawks.
Decatur led 7-1 at the half and picked up where they left off in the third quarter. Riley McCabe scored early in the third to extend the Seahawks’ lead to 8-1. The Vikings cut the lead to 8-2 just 30 seconds later, but Gwin and McCabe scored back-to-back goals to extend the lead to 10-3, which is all the Seahawks would need.
Cambridge-South Dorchester scored again to cut the lead to 10-4, but the Seahawks shut down the Vikings after that and cruised to victory. With the win, the Seahawks clinched the Bayside South title and will face Bayside North power Kent Island in the conference championship game for the second year in a row. Last year, the Seahawks upset Kent Island, 10-9, to win the Bayside Conference title.
Before that championship game, however, the Seahawks will wrap up their regular season with a home game against Parkside this afternoon. The Seahawks beat the Rams, 18-8, on the road in the season opener.