(April 19, 2013) The Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team fired shot after shot in the opening quarter of Monday’s game on the road against North Caroline, but only two got past the Bulldogs’ goalie.
“We had a lot of shots. They hit off the pipes, off the goalie a few times. I knew once we started finishing shots it was going to be a game,” said Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum.
The score was tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. Decatur players found their mark in the second quarter, netting five goals to go into the halftime break with a 7-2 advantage.
“In the second quarter, we settled down and took the time to place our shots better. We had some open shots and we finished,” Lathroum said.
The visiting Seahawks outscored the Bulldogs 7-1 in the second half to win the game 14-3.
Senior captain Andrew Ternahan led Decatur with four goals and an assist. Riley McCabe, a senior, tallied three and sophomore Shane Moore chipped in with two goals and an assist.
Senior Mick Taylor scored one goal and won 15 of 18 face-offs.
“We ran our offense and we were getting good looks at the goal. Seven of the goals were assisted, which is good,” Lathroum said. “We played very good defense. If [North Caroline] came in the box, we worked them. We played zone and man-to-man defense and both worked.”
Senior captain Brooks Gilbert stopped eight Bulldogs’ shots in the first half. Sophomore Will Hastings made two saves in the second half.
The Easton Warriors are scheduled to travel to Berlin today, Friday, for a 5:30 p.m. game against Decatur.
“If we continue to play offense the way we did [Monday] then I’ll be happy,” Lathroum said. “We’re moving the ball and looking for the next pass and if we continue to do that we’ll be successful.”