Seahawks Fall to Easton, Drop To 0-2

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity soccer team lost a close one to Easton this week, falling to the Warriors, 4-3, on the road on Tuesday to fall to 0-2 on the season.

The Seahawks opened their season at home last week with a 3-1 loss to Queen Anne’s and faced another Bayside North opponent Easton at home on Tuesday with a chance to pull back to even. Easton scored about halfway through the first half on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead.

Decatur tied the game with a goal by Caela Berrie with just over a minute left in the first half, which ended with the score tied 1-1. Easton scored quickly in the second half with a goal about five minutes into the period to take a 21-1 lead. The game remained 2-1 for a long stretch of the second half before Decatur tied it again. The Seahawks’ Macy Dill scored with around 12 minutes remaining to tie it at 2-2 with a lot of time left.

Easton then scored two goals about four minutes apart to begin to pull away from the Seahawks. Easton’s fourth and decisive goal came with about five minutes remaining in the contest. Decatur would not go quietly, however. Dill scored her second goal of the game on a long shot from about 20 yards out with 29 seconds remaining to cut the lead to 4-3. However, time expired before the Seahawks could mount one more offensive threat.

Tuesday’s loss followed a 3-1 loss to Queen Anne’s in the season opener last week. The Lions scored first on a goal with 23 minutes remaining in the first half. Decatur got a break with 14 minutes left in the first when the Queen Anne’s keeper attempted to clear a loose ball and it got past her and into the net for a Seahawk goal to tie the game at 1-1.

Queen Anne’s got that score back quickly with another goal about two minutes later to go ahead 2-1. The Lions added a second half goal to pull out the 3-1 win.

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.