BERLIN – Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team continued its up and down stretch against tough Bayside North opponents with a 9-7 loss to North Caroline on the road on Monday.
After a season-opening loss to Cape Henlopen, the Seahawks beat Worcester Prep and Saints Peter and Paul to start 2-1. However, the Decatur girls then began a run of games against always-tough Bayside North opponents. It started with a road game against Easton last Thursday, the first of three straight on consecutive school days.
The Decatur girls jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against the Warriors and led 5-1 about half way through the first half. Easton rallied and cut the Decatur lead to 7-5 at the half. The Seahawks scored early in the second half on a goal by Brittyn Leonard to push the lead back to three at 8-5.
Easton then went on a 5-0 run to take the lead 10-8 about halfway through the second. Decatur got goals from Tori Mueller and Leonard to tie the game at 10-10 with just over four minutes remaining. Easton controlled the ball down the stretch and scored two late goals to snatch the 12-10 win. Mueller led Decatur with five goals, while Leonard and Sarah Engle score-d two each.
Back in action last Friday, the Decatur girls vented a little frustration on Kent County with a 17-2 win at home. On Monday, it was back up Route 50 again for the Decatur girls for another road game against North Caroline. The Bulldogs won another close one over the Seahawks, 9-7. With the loss, Decatur fell back to even at 3-3 on the season. The Seahawks face Queen Anne’s at home on Friday, followed by two more road games against Kent Island and Cambridge-South Dorchester.