BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team could not figure out season-long nemesis Kent Island again this week, falling to the Buccaneers, 16-3, on Monday in the 3A-2A East Region Section I final to close out what was otherwise another highly successful season for the Seahawks.
Decatur routed Bayside South rival Parkside, 17-0, for the third time this season last Friday to advance in the 3A-2A East sectional, but lurking on the other side of the bracket was top-seeded Kent Island, which had proven to be the Seahawks’ bane all season. Kent Island handed the Seahawks their first conference loss of the season, 20-6, back on April 26, but Decatur rallied to win its last three regular season games to win the Bayside South championship.
However, Decatur would have to face Kent Island in the Bayside Conference championship game and fell to the Buccaneers again, 15-2. Decatur drew a number-two seed in the 3A-2A East Region Section I bracket and faced Parkside last Friday at home in the opening round. The Seahawks demolished the Rams, 17-0, to advance, but knew they would have to get by Kent Island to have any chance of advancing in the tournament. On Monday, Decatur traveled to Kent Island and met the same fate, falling to the Buccaneers, 16-3.
The loss did little to tarnish what was otherwise a great season for the Seahawks. Decatur opened the season with six straight wins before dropping two games in the South River Invitational on Easter weekend. The Seahawks responded with a big win over Queen Anne’s, 5-2, to remain unbeaten in the Bayside Conference. After their first conference loss of the season at the hands of Kent Island, Decatur reeled off three straight wins to claim the Bayside South title. Essentially, with the South River tournament tossed out, the Seahawks lost only three other games all season, each coming at the hands of Kent Island.