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Post-season action begins for Decatur girls’ soccer team

(Oct. 25, 2013) The Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team wrapped up regular-season competition with three games last week.

The Seahawks fell to the Parkside Rams 3-1 last Monday and 2-1 to the Easton Warriors on Wednesday. Last Thursday, Decatur shut out the Wi-Hi Indians 2-0 in Salisbury. Junior Jillian Petito scored both goals.

“The end of the week last week the girls were tired and kind of beat up, but (after the weekend) they looked well rested [Monday],” Coach Misty Bunting said. “The girls look good. They’re focused.”

The Seahawks finished the season 7-4. They received the No. 4 seed in Section I of the 3A South regional tournament.  “We have to take it game by game now. Your record doesn’t mean much,” Bunting said. “We have new wind in our sails and we’re ready to go.”

During practices this week, Bunting said the Seahawks planned to correct the mistakes they’ve been making. She said the team’s transition game has been weak out of the back and the girls need to settle the ball and not get caught flat-footed. Making better decisions was another aspect of the game the squad planned to work on this week.

Decatur was originally set to play the No. 5 Northeast (AA) Eagles Friday, Oct. 25., in Berlin, but because the football team has a home game, the match was pushed back to Thursday. Decatur won 7-4 and will battle the top-seeded Huntingtown Hurricanes (10-0-1) on Tuesday, Oct. 29.


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