(Nov. 9, 2018) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team earned the No. 2 seed in Section II of the 3A East Region tournament and hosted the third-seeded Chesapeake Cougars of Anne Arundel, last Tuesday in Berlin.

Both teams received first-round byes.

“We didn’t play well. They were 5-6-1 and I think we might have underestimated them,” Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood said after his team’s 2-0 loss. “We just didn’t adjust to counteract their offense. But on the upside, we’ve got a lot of kids returning.”

Decatur ended the season with an 8-4-1 record.

“Once we found our rhythm – around the fourth or fifth game in, when we finally got everyone in the right position – I thought we played well.”

Three of the team’s four losses were on the road.

“There are some adjustments we’ve got to work on for next year,” Greenwood said. “Overall, I was happy with the season and most of the kids will be back next year.”

The team will graduate three full-time starters – captains Kevin Beck and goalie Brett Berquist, and Brady Ford.

Overall, 10 players will graduate, which includes “a lot of role players,” Greenwood said.

“We have a good core group returning – eight of the 11 starters. We have a good JV program. JV Coach Jake Ray did a good job this year.”

Greenwood said he is anticipating a good season in 2019.

“The boys are too,” he added. “Hopefully they work in the offseason to get better.”

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