Decatur Girls Sweep Two, Improve To 7-1

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team swept a pair of games against Bayside North foes last week, beating Queen Anne’s, 7-6, in a tight one before rolling past Cambridge-South Dorchester, 18-2.

The Seahawks were rolling along at 4-0 before suffering their first loss of the season, a narrow 9-8 defeat to Cape Henlopen on April 11. Since then, the Decatur girls have won three straight to improve to 7-1 with the wins over Queen Anne’s and Cambridge-South Dorchester last week.

Decatur has developed a rather intense rivalry with Queen Anne’s in recent years, including an 11-10 overtime win by the Seahawks last year in the regular season followed by a 9-8 win by Decatur in the Bayside Conference championship game. The Queen Anne’s game is one the Seahawks circle on their schedule and this year’s contest was no different.

Decatur jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and led 4-1 at halftime. The two teams exchanged goals early in the second as the Seahawks maintained their three-goal lead at 5-2. However, a three-goal spurt by the Lions tied the game at 5-5 and Queen Anne’s took its first lead of the game at 6-5 with around eight minutes remaining in the contest.

Decatur’s Claire Porter tied the game at 6-6 with a free position goal at around the six minute mark and Lexie VanKirk scored the eventual game winner with just under three minutes remaining to give the Seahawks the 7-6 win. After that close contest, Decatur left little to chance with an 18-2 win over Cambridge-South Dorchester last Friday.

The Seahawks record now stands at 7-1 on the season. Decatur faces Bennett on the road on Friday, followed by a home game against Parkside next Wednesday. Looming in the regular season finale is a date with neighborhood rival Worcester Prep at home next Friday.