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(Oct. 25, 2019) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team pulled out a three-games-to-two victory over the Queen Anne’s Lions on Monday in Berlin.

“When the girls communicated and kept the energy high, they did great,” said Decatur Coach Sara Patrick. “The two games they lost, they made a lot of unforced errors.

“Serves and serve receive was good,” she continued. “The hitters did a good job finding the holes on the court.”

Queen Anne’s won the first game, 25-20. Decatur took the second, 25-16.

The Lions edged out the Lady Seahawks, 26-24, in the third game.

The Berlin squad, who donned pink socks, shoelaces and headbands in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dominated the fourth game. The Seahawks came out on top, 25-11.

“They were hyped and controlled the game better,” Patrick said.

The teams battled in the fifth and final game, which Decatur won, 15-12.

“The fifth game was back and forth,” Patrick said. “They pulled out the win at the end.”

Senior captain Jaclyn Gallagher had four aces, 20 assists, two blocks, six kills and 10 digs.

Senior captain Summer Vorsteg chipped in with seven kills, four blocks and three digs.

Junior Brooklyn Pugner contributed with four aces, 10 kills, 13 assists and 12 digs.

Sophomore Elizabeth Meyer had two aces, one kill and 20 digs. Sophomore Logan Patrick added one ace, six kills and six digs.

Decatur hosted the North Dorchester Eagles on Senior Day, Wednesday, and won 25-17, 25-15 and 25-11.

Vorsteg had four aces and seven kills. Gallagher tallied 19 assists, three kills and two digs, and Pugner chipped in with nine kills, six assists and six digs.

They played great,” Patrick said. “[They had] high energy and great ball control. They did a great job honoring our seniors.”

Decatur’s final match of the regular season is today, Friday, against the Kent Island Buccaneers in Stevensville at 5:30 p.m.

“We need to stay on this roll to be successful on Friday,” Patrick said. “They need to play smart, control the ball and communicate on the court.

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