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(Oct. 15, 2021) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team boasted two shutouts this week on its home field, netting five goals against the Pocomoke Warriors on Monday and seven during Wednesday’s match with the Washington Jaguars.

The Seahawks scored all five of their goals in the first half on Monday in Berlin.

Sophomore Brogan Eastlack put Decatur on the board five minutes into the game.

Senior captain Miguel Cervantes scored twice to increase the Seahawks’ advantage to three.

Senior captain James Barrett tallied a goal two minutes before halftime. He netted another a minute later.

Junior Owen Knerr stopped three shots during his 60 minutes in the goal for Decatur. Junior Jaimeson Coats made one save in the final 20 minutes.

“The first half we played really well; probably one of the best halves we’ve played in a while,” said Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood. “We played simple, we passed the ball well and that’s what we’ve been working on. I’m happy we played simple and made it easy. We made them chase.”

The Seahawks scored five of their seven goals on Wednesday in the first half.

Cervantes put two goals in the back of the net, then Barrett scored twice. Sophomore Sean O’Halloran made it 5-0 five minutes before halftime.

Junior Justin Hicks and sophomore David Janney tallied goals in the second half.

Knerr played the first 30 minutes and made two saves. Junior Nick Purnell and Coats were in the goal 25 minutes each. The both recorded one save.

“We played down to their level a good portion of the first half. We picked it up a bit toward the end. I was kind of disappointed we didn’t play better,” Greenwood said. “We played a little better in the second half. We won and that’s what’s important, and now we’re getting ready for Monday. We have two big games next week.”

Decatur will host the Kent Island Buccaneers on Monday at 5:30 p.m. on its Senior Night.

In its last game of the regular season, the Seahawks will play the James M. Bennett Clippers on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Salisbury.

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