(Oct. 18, 2013) Despite falling to the Parkside Rams girls’ soccer team 3-1 Monday, Stephen Decatur Coach Misty Bunting was pleased with her players’ performance.
“Considering we had a rainy week last week and we weren’t really able to practice the formation we wanted to use against Parkside, the girls played well,” Bunting said. “We did mix things up a bit and change up our game plan to shut down their game through the middle of the field–that’s definitely their strength in sending girls through the middle–and our team did a really nice job with that. I’m proud of the way they played.” Parkside led 1-0 on their field in Salisbury at halftime. About 15 minutes into the second half, the Rams scored their second goal.
Decatur senior captain Rebecca Lederman scored her team’s lone goal with 14 minutes remaining in the match.
Parkside netted its final goal with five minutes left on the clock.
Bunting said the Lady Seahawks had a few scoring opportunities, but they were unable to capitalize. Decatur sophomore goalie Lexi Gausepohl made 11 saves.
The draw for position seeds in the regional tournament bracket is scheduled to take place Monday. Decatur will compete in Section I of the 3A South division. The first day of post-season play is set for Oct. 25.