(April 12, 2013) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team was on the attack as soon as the opening whistle sounded Monday, when the Seahawks faced off against the Wi-Hi Indians in Berlin.
The Lady Seahawks led 15-1 at the halftime break and they outscored their opponent 8-0 in the second half to easily win the competition 23-1.
“When you play a team [that is less skilled], it’s hard to get into your own rhythm and that’s really what we tried to do at the end. We got into a rhythm [with] a new offense we’ve been working on and a variation of it,” said Decatur Coach Bob Musitano. “It’s like a motion offense, but it’s new to them. They’re used to a lot of freelance and a lot of fast-break offense.
“They ran it very well at the end. There was a lot good passing and catching, the basics that we want to see and the best thing is the communication part of it,” he said. “They kept their heads up and were watching what was going on.”
Fourteen Seahawks scored. Senior captain Ashley Trice led the charge with four goals and an assist. Junior Layla Fowler netted three goals and had an assist. Seniors Alexis Martinek and Kayla Terlizzi and juniors Sami Quilter and Cassidy Remmell each scored twice.
Sophomore Jillian Petito started in goal for Decatur. She made one save. Senior Skylar Siegfried played in the goal in the second half and she was not tested.
“This is a great group of kids. They’re starting to jell and they’re having a great time,” Musitano said.
The North Caroline Bulldogs are scheduled to visit Berlin today, Friday, for a 4 p.m. game against the Seahawks.