Seahawks Fall To Cape Henlopen, 11-4

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity lacrosse team dropped another tough one this week, falling to visiting Cape Henlopen, 11-4, at home on Monday.

In a season of growing pains, the young Seahawks have shown glimpses of progress and have been able to hang for long stretches of games with just about all of their opponents. In five losses against just one win, the Seahawks have shown they can play with just about everybody on their schedule, but not necessarily for an entire game.

That was the case again this week against Cape. Decatur and Cape battled pretty closely for much of the first half. Cape Henlopen scored two in the first quarter, but the two teams exchanged goals in the second quarter and Cape took a 3-1 lead into halftime.

However, the Seahawks allowed four goals in the third and four more in the fourth as Cape pulled away for the 11-4 win. After a brutal stretch to start the season with three of the five on the road including Kent Island and Worcester Prep, it should get a little easier for the Seahawks down the stretch. Decatur faces Kent County at home this afternoon.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.