(April 10, 2015) What did it take for the Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team to get a 7-5 win over the Easton Warriors on Wednesday in Berlin?
“A lot of heart. That’s what it came down to,” said Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum.
Senior Shane Moore put Decatur on the board just over a minute into the game. Easton scored twice, but two goals by senior captain Corey Gwin provided the Seahawks with a 3-2 lead in the first quarter.
The visiting Warriors tallied two goals in the second quarter to pull ahead 4-3 going into the halftime break.
Senior captain Matt LeCompte evened the score 4-4 about a minute and a half into the third quarter. He then assisted sophomore Steve Alther’s goal less than two minutes later.
Shortly after, LeCompte injured his hamstring and spent the rest of the game on the sideline.
“Matt LeCompte pulled his hamstring it looks like. Steve was out for a little bit because he got wrecked a few times,” Lathroum said. “Anytime you play a team that’s physical it’s a very physical game.”
Easton tied it 5-5 at the 4:32 mark, but Alther answered with a goal 1:14 before the end of the third quarter. Gwin gave Decatur a two-goal cushion with about five minutes to play.
“We played really good defense, got ground balls and we finished some shots,” Lathroum said. “When we needed ground balls we got them. Shane Moore got some ground balls late in the game that were fantastic.”
Decatur goalie, senior captain Will Hastings, stopped six Easton shots.
The Seahawks will hop on the bus to Ridgely today, Friday, to take on the North Caroline Bulldogs at 5:30 p.m.