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SD Lady Seahawks improving game by game, Berke says

(Oct. 3, 2014) The Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team took a trip to Ridgely on Tuesday to battle the North Caroline Bulldogs and the Lady Seahawks returned to Berlin with another win under their belts.

“They played really well. They came out strong and ready to go,” Decatur Coach Maggie Berke said after her team’s 6-0 win. “They were connecting [passes] well, their first touches improved a lot and they worked hard getting 50/50 balls.”

Senior Rachel Bourne netted Decatur’s first goal less than five minutes into the game. Senior captain Jillian Petito and sophomores Mallory Vara and Lexie VanKirk also scored in the first half. Decatur led 4-0 at the break.

Sophomore Rachel Florek made two saves in the first half.

Petito and junior Peyton Townsend tallied one goal apiece in the second half. Goalie Lexi Gausepohl, a junior, stopped four of the Bulldogs’ shots.

“I’m pleased with the way they played,” Berke said. “They’re improving game by game.”

The Seahawks will host the Wi-Hi Lady Indians on Tuesday at 4 p.m. When the squads met in Salisbury on Sept. 18, Decatur won 5-0.

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