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Decatur wins first game of 2015, 8-4 over STPP Sabres

(March 27, 2015) Playing hard, smart lacrosse was key to the Stephen Decatur boys’ team’s 8-4 victory over the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres on Monday in Easton.

“We didn’t play very well in the first half. We weren’t taking care of the ball very well,” said Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum. “We settled down [in the second half], we were patient on offense, stick work was better and we got after ground balls.”

At halftime, Saints Peter & Paul led 4-3. Senior Jackson Mumford and Steve Alther, a sophomore, netted Decatur’s first two goals. On a fast break, senior Jake Lathroum tallied the visiting Seahawks third goal.

Decatur scored five unanswered goals in the second half. Shane Moore, a senior, evened the score 4-4 off a senior Evan Heim assist. Moore then gave Decatur the go-ahead goal. He finished the game with three goals and an assist. Mumford and Alther logged two goals apiece.

Dryden Brous, a junior, won 11 of 16 face-offs. Decatur goalie Will Hastings, a senior captain, stopped seven Sabres’ shots.

“We took a lot of shots, but we couldn’t place it very well. We were shooting wide, missing the corners,” Coach Lathroum said. “Defense as a whole played well. Overall, we’re happy. We’ll get better as we go along.”

Decatur’s next match is Monday against defending state champs, the Kent Island Buccaneers, in Berlin at 5:30 p.m.

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