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Decatur earns 13-4 win over KI

(April 3, 2015) The Kent Island Buccaneers scored first on Monday in Stevensville, but the Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team netted seven unanswered goals to go into halftime on top 7-1.

“They scored in the first three minutes, then we scored right after. We then proceeded to take over and pretty much controlled the game,” said Decatur Coach Bob Musitano after his squad’s 13-4 victory. “It was a very physical game. It was good for them to play a physical team like this.”

Senior Blair Yesko tallied three goals and two assists. Lexie VanKirk, a sophomore, chipped in with three goals and an assist. Senior Payton VanKirk contributed three goals.

Elle Bargar, a junior, logged two goals and an assist. Senior captain Ally Beck had one goal and an assist and sophomore Victoria Kerkovich netted one goal.

Decatur goalie, senior captain Jillian Petito, stopped 12 Kent Island shots.

“She was terrific,” Musitano said of Petito.

He was also pleased with the performance of the Decatur defense.

“The defense swarmed well. We have a good riding defense,” he said.

The Seahawks’ next game is after spring break, on Wednesday, April 8. Decatur will travel to Easton to play the Warriors at 5:30 p.m.

“We’ll see how we do against Easton. These kids are really motivated,” Musitano said. “It’s a nice group and they look after each other. They’re a close group of kids. They seem to be bonding well.”


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