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Decatur boys’ lacrosse team shuts out Wi-Hi

(May 2, 2014) The Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team shut out the Wi-Hi Indians, 23-0, on the road Monday.

“We controlled the face-offs which gave us offensive possession time, which resulted in good shots and goals,” said Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum. Decatur won 19 of 23 face-offs.

The visiting Seahawks netted 12 shots in the first quarter. The Decatur squad tacked on three in the second quarter to go into the halftime break on top, 15-0, in Salisbury.

The Seahawks scored four in the third quarter and added four in the fourth.

All of the Decatur players contributed to the victory.

Freshman Steve Alther was the Berlin team’s top producer with four goals and two assists. Senior captain Corey Gwin logged three goals and two assists.

Junior Jackson Mumford chipped in with three goals and an assist and Shane Moore, a junior, had one goal and two assists.

Senior Chase Sams and junior Matt LeCompte each scored twice. Eight other players tallied one goal apiece.

Decatur junior goalies Will Hastings, a team captain, and Josiah Oswald made two saves each.

The Seahawks are scheduled to host the Parkside Rams today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. in Berlin. The senior Seahawks will be recognized during the team’s Senior Night.

Decatur needs to win the game for the chance to represent the Bayside South in next week’s conference championship match.

Decatur already beat Parkside once this season. On April 2, the Seahawks trounced the Rams 23-1 in Salisbury.

“We are working hard on running a disciplined, patient half-field offense so we control possession time,” Lathroum said. “We have been very good all season with transition offense leading to scores. To be successful later in the season, we need to run a better half-field offense and defense.”

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