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Seahawks gain momentum in second half

LISA CAPITELLI ¦ Assistant Editor


Decatur Coach J. Greenwood Decatur Coach J. Greenwood(Oct. 12, 2012) Stephen Decatur Soccer Coach Jamie Greenwood thought the Seahawks dominated the Washington Jag- uars on Monday, but the boys had some difficulty in the first half finding the back of the net. The windy, rainy conditions didn’t help.

“We were trying to get acclimated to the weather in the first half. We had some shots on goal, but nothing quality,” Greenwood said. At the halftime break the Berlin match-up was scoreless. “Before the game I said ‘somebody’s got to make a difference out there’ and at halftime I said the same thing. Whoever scored would have the momentum, and we don’t play from behind well.”

About six minutes into the second half, junior Nick White scored for Decatur. Nine minutes later, he assisted senior Andrew Ternahan’s goal. With four minutes remaining in the contest, White knocked a bouncing ball into the goal to extend the Seahawks’ lead to 3- 0.

“From the opening whistle of the second half we took it to them and we got the momentum when we scored that first goal,” Greenwood said. “I thought we controlled the tempo of the game and we moved the ball well. We took advantage of our opportunities in the second half.”

Decatur junior goalie Logan Thumma recorded three saves. Decatur’s seniors where recognized before their final home match of the regular season.

The Seahawks will take a trip to Salisbury on Monday to play the Parkside Rams. Their final league game is Thursday in Salisbury against the James M. Bennett Clippers.

“We’ve got to play with intensity, we have to move the ball and we have to be unselfish. When we play unselfish, we’re unstoppable,” Greenwood said.

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