(Sept. 27, 2019) The Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team won Monday’s match, 3-0, over the Snow Hill Eagles in Berlin.
“We’re playing a lot better. Our passing has improved exponentially,” said Decatur Coach Steve Isett. “We’re understanding how to play as a team, working together and where to be [on the field] to be the best option for our teammates. Our combination plays are getting better, which also comes from familiarity with your teammates and believing in your teammates.”
Junior Brittyn Lyra Leonard netted a goal for Decatur in the first half.
Freshman Mia Kemp tallied the Lady Seahawks’ second goal with about 26 minutes left in the game. Junior captain Macy Dill scored Decatur’s third goal.
Isett was pleased with the defensive play. The defense, led by center backs, senior captain Alyssa Romano and junior Julianna Fohner, kept Snow Hill’s attack at least 30 yards from the Decatur goal.
“We never let them get inside,” he said. “We were organized defensively. I was a happy with what I saw.”
Senior captain Isy Kristick recorded nine saves for Decatur.
Isett said accurate, well-timed passes are key for the Seahawks.
“Snow Hill was a good challenge for us. Athletically, we were evenly matched,” Isett said. “The advantage was our ability to make pretty good, accurate, technical passes. It was a good team effort.”
Decatur will host the Easton Warriors, today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. in Berlin. The Seahawks will then take a trip to Centreville on Monday to face the Queen Anne’s Lions at 5:30 p.m.