(April 24, 2015) After a scoreless first quarter, the Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team tallied 12 goals in three quarters to win last Friday’s game against the Queen Anne’s Lions in Berlin, 12-1.
“We couldn’t link passes and put the shots away [in the first quarter],” said Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum.
Before the start of the second quarter, Lathroum said to his players that “the defense is playing well, on offense, we have the looks we just have to finish it.”
Seventeen seconds into the second quarter, senior captain Corey Gwin scored off a sophomore Steve Alther pass to put the Seahawks on the board.
Once Decatur netted its first goal, Lathroum said the Seahawks got into a groove and relaxed a little bit.
“I knew they could score,” he said. “I was never worried because I knew [the goals] would come.”
Gwin provided the home team with its second goal with 8:40 remaining in the half.
A minute later, senior Jake Lathroum found senior captain Matt LeCompte open in front of the goal and buried his shot.
Seniors Jackson Mumford and RJ Hayman logged one goal apiece before halftime.
LeCompte boosted Decatur’s advantage to six goals five minutes into the third quarter. He gave the Seahawks a 7-0 lead with 4:38 left in the quarter. Alther and senior Evan Heim scored one goal each in the final minutes of the third quarter.
Gwin and LeCompte finished the game with three goals and an assist apiece. Junior Trey Wells chipped in with two goals. Alther (one assist), Heim (two assists), Mumford and Hayman contributed one goal each.
Junior Dryden Brous won nine of 13 face-offs.
Decatur senior goalie Will Hastings, a team captain, stopped eight Lions’ shots.
“We were aggressive [and] we used our size and speed,” Coach Lathroum said. “We knew we had to win ground balls and we did. Everybody contributed. It was a good team win.”
Decatur will host the Wi-Hi Indians today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. The Seahawks will go head-to-head on their home field with Worcester Prep at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.