(Sept. 20, 2013) The Stephen Decatur and Mardela boys’ soccer teams battled in Mardela Springs on Tuesday, but it was the visiting Seahawks who came out on top 2-0 over the Warriors.
The Decatur offense worked the ball and finally capitalized when freshman Alton Walker scored about two minutes before halftime.
“The ball was in our (offensive) end most of the first half. We were controlling possession in the first half,” Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood said. “We moved the ball well. A lot of the things we’ve been working on in practice we executed.”
Greenwood said the Seahawks started the second half playing at a high level and they dominated possession, but then fatigue set in and the boys got sloppy.
Senior Zak Hoshino netted an insurance goal with about 10 minutes remaining in the competition and Decatur held on for the win.
‘He worked really hard and he played well,” Greenwood said of Hoshino. “He created a lot of opportunities. He was probably the MVP of the game.”
Decatur goalie Logan Thumma, a senior, stopped seven Mardela shots.
“It was a rough, very physical game and the boys kept their composure. It prepares us well for our game Friday against Queen Anne’s,” Greenwood said. The Seahawks will head to Queen Anne’s County today for a battle with the Lions. “It will be a tough test. It’s always a good game between us and them.”