Decatur Boys Fall To Bennett, 12-8

BERLIN- The Stephen Decatur boys’ varsity lacrosse team’s hope of returning to the Bayside Conference championship slipped away late Wednesday with a 12-8 loss to Bennett.

With a heavy lineup of Bayside South opponents down the home stretch, the Seahawks had the conference championship and a trip back to the Bayside Conference championship in their sites. Decatur started the season 1-2 including tough losses to Delaware power Cape Henlopen in the opener and an overtime loss to crosstown rival Worcester Prep in the third game of the season.

After that loss, the Seahawks went on a major roll, going 7-1 down the stretch before Wednesday’s game against Bennett. The run included some impressive wins against traditional Bayside North opponents and set the Seahawks up for a potential Bayside South title.

After falling to old nemesis Kent Island back on April 20, Decatur routed Bayside South opponents Cambridge-South Dorchester and Wicomico by a combined 31-3. That set up a challenging two games in two days stretch against the Bayside South leaders.

The Seahawks took care of business on the road against Parkside on Tuesday, beating the Rams, 9-8, in a tight one. However, Decatur had to turn around and play Bennett the very next day on Wednesday at home. The two teams battled evenly through much of the game before Bennett pulled away late for the 12-8 win and the Bayside South title.

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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.