(May 3, 2019) The Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team scored a combined 38 goals against the Dover Senators and Wicomico Indians this week, and only gave up five.
Decatur hosted the Dover High School Senators on Monday and won, 17-3.
“We played great. [The] offense really clicked [and] our defense held strong,” Decatur Coach “Hoffy” Hoffman said. “We possessed the ball. Fundamentally, we were strong. We were able to hit our cutters and stride, and our shots were just falling. It was a nice day.”
The Seahawks led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter and 9-1 at halftime. After three quarters, the home team held a 14-3 advantage.
Senior captain Chase Porter scored four goals and had an assist. Sophomore Kellen Conboy chipped in with three goals and two assists. Senior captain Eric Gwin had two goals and six assists.
Sophomore goalie Adison Hommel recorded six saves.
Decatur took a trip to Salisbury to play the Wicomico Indians on Tuesday. The Seahawks came out on top, 21-2.
“Overall, we played well,” Hoffman said. “We wanted to focus on executing our rides properly, clears, running set plays, just execution of team offense and defense.”
Decatur outscored Wicomico 10-1 in the first quarter. At halftime, the Berlin squad led 15-2. The Seahawks added three goals in both the third and fourth quarters.
Gwin had six goals and two assists. Porter contributed with three goals and three assists.
Freshman Jude Vandornick also tallied three goals.
Hommel stopped six Wicomico shots.
Hoffman said Decatur dominated the face-offs. Freshman Shaki Bowen and senior Collin Eitel combined for a more than 80-percent success rate. Bowen also scooped up seven ground balls.
Decatur will host the Parkside Rams in its final game of the regular season, today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m.
Seeding for the MPSSAA regional tournament will take place on Monday. The first round of play is scheduled for Wednesday.
Decatur will compete in the 3A East Region.