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(Nov. 5, 2021) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team earned the No. 2 seed in the MPSSAA 3A South Region II and a first-round bye.

The Seahawks will host either No. 3 Crofton or No. 6 Northeast on Monday at 5 p.m. in Berlin. Those teams were slated to go head-to-head yesterday.

“We look strong when we receive the serve well,” Decatur Coach Sara Patrick said earlier this week. “We will practice passing to target and being aggressive at the net. The girls need to work on controlling the ball and not losing momentum when we have the ball.”

Decatur finished the regular season with a 12-3 record. The Seahawks were the top Bayside Conference South team and battled the Easton Warriors, the No. 1 North squad, on Monday for the championship.

Decatur won the first game, 25-18, but home team Easton took the next three, 25-16, 25-8 and 25-19.

“They played great on and off,” Patrick said Monday evening. “First game and last game looked great.”

Senior captain Logan Patrick had 19 digs, seven kills, three assists, one ace and one block.

Senior Alexis Chambers added five kills and three digs.

Junior Sydney Patrick chipped in with seven kills, four aces, three digs and an assist. Junior Taya Price tallied three kills, two blocks, two digs and an assist.

The next day, the Seahawks were back on the court preparing for playoffs.

“Practice went really well. We focused on serve receive and blocking,” Coach Patrick said Tuesday. “The team is in great spirits and excited to start playoffs next week.

“We definitely feel like hosting the game will be an advantage,” she added. “The support of family and friends keeps the girls pumped when we are playing.”

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