field hockey

(Oct. 25, 2019) The Stephen Decatur field hockey team received a first-round bye and the third seed in Region I of the 2A East tournament.

The Lady Seahawks wrapped up the regular season with a 3-9 record, one of their best finishes in at least six years, when Coach Amy Matthews took over the program.

“I feel great. It’s the first in a really long time [to receive a top seed], so it’s pretty nice,” Matthews said.

Decatur will take a trip to Easton on Monday to play the second-seeded Warriors (8-4) at 3 p.m.

When the two teams went head-to-head on Oct. 3 in Berlin, Easton won, 5-0, but Decatur was playing without its starting goalie. Matthews is hoping the outcome will be different this time.

“They’ve got to be confident. If we play like we did in the games we won then I see some potential,” Matthews said. “I’m really proud of them for never giving up. I think going in they have more hope and confidence than they have before because they know they can win games.”

Matthews said she is pleased with the Seahawks’ performance.

“They’ve stepped up and done well,” she said. “It will be a different game from the last time we played them.”

Matthews said the Seahawks are fine-tuning to best be prepared for Monday.

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