Decatur Girls Named Co-Bayside Champs

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team was named co-Bayside Conference champions with Queen Anne’s this week after foul weather forced the cancellation of Tuesday’s highly anticipated conference championship game with the Vikings at Wicomico Stadium.

The Seahawks wrapped up the regular season last Friday with a narrow 7-6 win over Parkside. Annie Brown and Eileen Hayman each scored two goals to lead Decatur. The Seahawks started the season with a 5-4 win over the Rams and closed it out with the 7-6 victory in the regular season finale.

The win over Parkside last Friday clinched the Bayside South title for the Seahawks, who finished the regular season with a 10-2 mark, and set up a rematch with Queen Anne’s in the conference championship game set for Tuesday night. Queen Anne’s handed the Seahawks one of just two losses all season with a 13-8 win back on April 10. The Seahawks would have had a chance to avenge that loss on Tuesday, but bad weather and poor field conditions forced the Bayside championship game to be postponed.

As a result, the Seahawks were named co-conference champions with the Vikings although there appears to be an opportunity to settle that score in the state playoffs. The state Class 3A-2A East brackets were released on Monday and Decatur and Queen Anne’s appear to be on a collision course.

Decatur was named the number-two seed in the east sectional and earned a first-round bye. The Seahawks will play third-seeded Bennett in the second round at home this afternoon. The Decatur girls have already beaten Bennett twice this season, including a 14-3 win back on April 3 and a 17-4 win last week.

Lurking on the other side of the bracket is top-seeded Queen Anne’s, who will face fourth-seeded Northeast in the second round. If both teams prevail as expected, Decatur and Queen Anne’s could match up in the east sectional title game next week.