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Decatur to face Northeast in reg. first round

(Oct. 24, 2014) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team had several good training sessions leading up to today’s 3A South Regional tournament Section I first-round match against the fifth-seeded Northeast Eagles of Anne Arundel.

Decatur (6-5) received the No. 4 seed and will host the game at 6 p.m. When the two teams met during the playoffs last year, Decatur won 5-1.

“We need to show up to play,” said Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood. “The boys understand Friday will probably be the last time they play on their home field. I think they’re going to work hard and put everything out there.”

Greenwood said the Seahawks did some good things in their final match of the regular season against Wi-Hi last week, which they won 5-0.

“Everybody’s on the same page. The seniors want to go out with a successful season,” he said. “I think we have a real good shot at getting far in the playoffs. We have the ability and the talent and we’re healed, back to where we need to be. We’re feeling healthy and that’s major to have everyone 100 percent for these games.”

Greenwood also said team chemistry is better than it has been.

“I think we’re peaking at the right time,” he said. “We’re anticipating a good run in the playoffs.”

To be successful, Greenwood said the Seahawks must work as a team.

“We can’t have selfishness or too much individual effort,” he said. “We need to play as a team.”

The winner of today’s match will battle the No. 1 seed, the Huntingtown Hurricanes, on Tuesday in Huntingtown.

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