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Stephen Decatur sophomore Victoria Mueller runs the ball upfield during Tuesday’s game against Wicomico in Berlin. She scored two goals in the 19-1 win.

(May 3, 2019) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team earned back-to-back victories over Bayside Conference opponents on its home field this week, as the regular season winds down.

The Lady Seahawks hosted the Wicomico Indians on Tuesday in Berlin.

Decatur led 16-1 at halftime and tacked on three additional goals in the second half.

“We continued to work on our slow break option. We also tried to be disciplined in connecting on all of our passes, whether they were highly pressured or just quick passes in our settled offense,” Decatur Coach Sara Braniecki said. “The girls did well with all of that, making improvements throughout the game.”

Junior Elizabeth Dutton led the team with three goals and an assist. Sophomore Brittyn Leonard chipped in with two goals and three assists.

Sophomore Victoria Mueller and juniors Katie Mitchell and Alyssa Romano scored two goals each.

Junior goalie Isy Kristick made one save.

“A lot of the younger girls had an opportunity to get more confident on the offensive end, even though they haven’t been playing down there much this season,” Braniecki said.

The next day the James M. Bennett Clippers came to Berlin for competition. The Clippers chipped away at the Seahawks’ advantage in the second half, but the home team held on for an 8-6 victory.

“The girls started out strong, but struggle to be disciplined all over the field,” Braniecki said. “We started with a strong lead and had all the skills to maintain that lead, but we did allow Bennett to close the gap.”

Decatur led 7-3 at halftime.

“When the girls were connecting and making sharp passes, they made some really nice connections and earned some great points for us,” she said.

Junior Sarah Engle led Decatur with three goals and an assist. She also won four draws. Dutton had two goals.

Leonard and Romano tallied a goal and two assists each. Junior Abby Yesko had one goal.

Kristick recorded 10 saves.

Decatur’s final game of the regular season is today, Friday, in Salisbury against the Parkside Rams at 4 p.m.

Seeding for the MPSSAA regional tournament is scheduled to take place on Monday. First-round competition is slated for Wednesday. Decatur will participate in the 3A East Region.

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