Lions Oust Decatur Girls from States

BERLIN- Something had to give this week when Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team faced co-Bayside Conference champion Queen Anne’s in the state 3A-East region semifinals and the Lions’ prevailed, 15-11, to advance.

Decatur, which won the Bayside South title after a 10-2 regular season, was scheduled to play Bayside North champion Queen Anne’s last week in the conference championship game, but bad weather forced a cancellation and with no make-up date available, the two teams were named co-conference champions. However, when the state regional playoff brackets were released last week, it became apparent there would likely be an opportunity to settle the conference bragging rights on the field along with the right to move on in the state regional tournament.

The Seahawks were seeded second in the 3A-East region and earned a first-round bye. Decatur then beat Bennett, 20-4, last Friday to advance to the 3A-East region semifinals. Meanwhile, Queen Anne’s rolled past Northeast, 22-7, in their second round game to set up a rematch with Decatur in the region semifinals. The Seahawks traveled to Queen Anne’s on Monday and fell to the Lions, 15-11. With the split of two state playoff games, the Seahawks finished the season with an impressive 11-3 mark, with two of the losses coming at the hands of the Lions.