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Decatur field hockey team shuts out North Dorchester 11-0

(Sept. 20, 2013) The Lady Seahawks gave it their all during last Friday’s game against perennial powerhouse, the Pocomoke Warriors, and although Stephen Decatur lost 3-1, Coach Michelle Fluty was pleased with the performance.

“[Pocomoke is] still a very good team but they are not as strong as they were last year. They lost a strong core group to graduation,” Fluty said. “Overall, I was proud of the effort we put forth and I know the girls were proud of themselves as well. If we can continue to fix the little things, I think we will have a successful season ahead of us.”

The Warriors scored first, but Decatur senior Cassidy Remmell answered, netting a pass from sophomore Hannah FauntLeRoy. Pocomoke tallied a second goal and went into halftime ahead 2-1. The visiting team logged its third goal late in the second half.

Decatur senior goalie Abby Friedman had three saves in the first half. Sophomore Sophia Clemente stopped four Warriors’ shots in the second half.

“We took many more shots then we did last game, but now we just need to work on increasing our accuracy and quality of shots,” Fluty said. “Defensively, we played better than last game as well, but we got caught a few times man down and Pocomoke capitalized on those opportunities.”

Decatur won big on Tuesday, shutting out the North Dorchester Eagles 11-0 in Hurlock. Remmell and junior Emily Knopp led Decatur with three goals apiece. Captain Erin Florek and Chloe MayKrantz, both seniors, scored twice. Senior captain Valerie Petsche also had a goal. FauntLeRoy contributed with two assists and Florek, junior Jennah Lupiwok and Remmell each had one assist. Friedman logged one save and Clemente stopped three shots.

“The first half we played sloppy and weren’t communicating, but we made those corrections and had a much better second half,” Fluty said. Decatur led 4-0 at halftime. “It was truly a team win.”

Decatur will host the Kent Island Buccaneers today, Friday, at 4 p.m.

Stephen Decatur senior captain Erin Florek, right, pokes the ball away from a Pocomoke player during last Friday’s competition in Berlin. Decatur lost 3-1, but Coach Michelle Fluty was pleased with the Lady Seahawks’ performance against a strong team.

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