(April 26, 2019) Despite missing a few players because of injuries, the Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team pulled out a 16-5 victory over the Cambridge Vikings on Wednesday in Berlin.

“Some guys have had to step up to fill some big shoes,” Decatur Coach “Hoffy” Hoffman said.

Decatur led 6-1 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime, the home team held an 8-2 advantage, and by the end of the third quarter, the Seahawks were ahead 11-3.

“We did a lot of things well,” Hoffman said. “Ball movement was good, we dominated face-offs and defense played well.” 

Hoffman said the Seahawks won about 80 percent of the face-offs and he praised the efforts of senior Collin Eitel and freshman Shaki Bowen.

Senior captain Eric Gwin led Decatur with six goals and three assists. Senior captain Chase Porter chipped in with four goals and five assists.

Sophomore Kellen Conboy and freshman Jeff Eichelberger scored two goals apiece. Senior captain Kevin Beck and sophomore Chris McConnell had one goal each.

Sophomore goalie Adison Hommel, who has filled in for junior Tony Scafone while he is sidelined with a concussion, recorded eight saves.

“He has stepped in and played great,” Hoffman said.

Decatur will travel to Salisbury, today, Friday, to play the Wicomico Indians at 3:30 p.m. On Monday, the Seahawks will host the Dover High School Senators at 3:30 p.m.

“I couldn’t be more proud [of the Seahawks],” Hoffman said. “We’ve been giving them more time here and there to see how they fare in games. We’re seeing them make the most of their time when they get into games.”

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