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Seahawks host Clippers today in quarterfinal

(May 10, 2013) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team squeaked out a 7-6 victory over the Parkside Rams last Friday in Salisbury to finish the regular season with a 10-2 record.

The Lady Seahawks grabbed the early lead,

3-0, but the Rams fought back to gain a 4-3 advantage. At halftime, Decatur led 5-4.

The visiting Decatur squad increased its lead to 7-5 in the second half, but Parkside cut it to one goal with about eight minutes to play.

“Then we just held the ball. We ran a ton of time off the clock,” Decatur Coach Bob Musitano said. “It was a game of controlling the ball right off the draw. We got the first three draws and the first three goals.”

Captain Annie Brown and Eileen Hayman, both seniors, each scored two goals. Sophomore Blair Yesko, junior Layla Fowler (one assist) and senior captain Ashley Trice (one assist) each had a goal.

Senior goalie Skylar Sieg-fried stopped seven Parkside shots.

“It was a good game. The teams are well matched,” Musitano said.

The victory earned Decatur a spot in the Bayside Conference championship game. The Seahawks were set to face-off against the Queen Anne’s Lions at County Stadium in Salisbury on Tuesday, but the game was can-

celed because of rain and flooding.

May 7 was the final day to play conference matches before the regional tournament begins, so Queen Anne’s and Decatur were declared co-Bayside champs.

Decatur received the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the East Sectional portion of the 3A-2A East Region bracket.

The James M. Bennett Clippers are scheduled to meet Decatur at Seahawk Stadium for a 7 p.m. competition today, Friday. The Seahawks defeated the Clippers twice this year.

“Our girls are ready [for playoffs],” Musitano said. “I was really pleased with them after the Parkside game.”

The winner will advance to Monday’s East Sectional semifinals and play either top-seeded Queen Anne’s or the No. 7 Northeast (Anne Arundel) Eagles.

Decatur fell to a loaded Queen Anne’s team, 13-8, on April 10.

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