Decatur boys’ lax team logs 12-6 win over KC

(April 17, 2015) Despite not capitalizing on some scoring opportunities, the Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team still netted 12 shots to win 12-6 over the Kent County Trojans in Worton on Wednesday.

“For the most part, we played well,” said Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum. “We had a lot of open, good shots, we just didn’t finish like we should have.”

The visiting Seahawks were competing without several starters who are sidelined with injuries.

“We have some injuries, so some of the younger guys are getting minutes and [varsity game] experience on the field, and they’re doing a good job,” Lathroum said.

The Seahawks led 3-1 at the end of the first quarter. Decatur netted four goals in the second quarter to pull ahead 7-1. Kent County took advantage of a couple Decatur breakdowns and tallied two quick goals in the final minutes of the second quarter to cut the Berlin squad’s advantage to four. After three quarters, the Seahawks led 10-5.

Lathroum said dominating face-offs was a big part of the team’s success. Junior Dryden Brous won 15 of 19 face-offs.

“We dominated ball control. [Brous] won just about every face-off,” Lathroum said.

Brous also scored a goal. Senior captain Corey Gwin was Decatur’s top producer with four goals. Sophomore Steve Alther and senior Jackson Mumford scored two goals each. Freshman Collin Eichelberger, senior Colton Lohnas and junior Trey Wells each netted one goal.

Goalie, senior captain Will Hastings logged five saves. Sophomore Zack Cioccio, the JV team’s starting goalie, played in the cage in the fourth quarter.

The Queen Anne’s Lions will compete against Decatur today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. in Berlin.

To be successful, Lathroum said, “we’ve just got to play well and shoot a little better…It will only be tough if we make it tough.”

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