By Justin Jarrett
Beaufort High boys lacrosse picked up its first win in two seasons with a 10-3 home win over Fox Creek on Saturday, and the Eagles kept the momentum rolling with a 7-6 win at Region 7-4A rival Bluffton on Monday.
Grayson Bridges picked up two goals and two assists against the Bobcats, while Michael Morales scored twice and assisted on a goal, and Anthony Migliorino had a goal and a pair of assists to lead the Eagles on a night when scoring was at a premium.
Jonah Forrestall added a pair of goals, and Diego Martinez had an assist along with a team-high seven groundballs. Bridges, Migliorino, and Morales each scooped six groundballs, as did Tate Shetzer and Theeb Bayyoud in a strong team effort on 50-50 balls.
Forrestall went 11-for-15 at the dot to help the Eagles control possession, and Zach Jindrich made the one-goal margin stand up with eight saves on 14 shots.
There was much less drama in the Eagles’ first triumph since 2020, as they bolted to a 7-1 halftime lead and cruised to a seven-goal win over Fox Creek.
Bridges had three goals and an assist and Martinez collected a goal and three assists along with a team-high 12 groundballs to lead the way for Beaufort. Migliorino added two goals and an assist along with seven groundballs, and Chip Langford contributed two goals. Jacob Preston and Forestall each scored a goal, and Morales had an assist.
Jindrich saved 10 of 13 shots in a stellar effort in goal.
The Eagles (2-3, 2-2) host Hilton Head High at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Beaufort girls pick up first win
Beaufort High girls lacrosse earned its first win of the season Monday with a 15-6 rout of visiting Bluffton.
Neveah Wiggins set the tone for the Eagles by controlling the draw all night, and Beaufort took advantage of its possessions. Four Eagles scored a hat trick, as Megan Alvarez and Sophia Pellegrino each collected three goals and two assists, and Annabelle Hooper and Holland Perryman netted three goals apiece.
Kellina Shipes, Abby Baise, and Lillian Carr each added a goal for the Eagles. Pellegrino was quick to the ball all night, scooping nine groundballs, while Baise added seven, and Perryman had six.
Shelby Holstein saved five of the seven shots she faced before giving way to freshman Katy Lamb, who made three saves against seven shots in 12 minutes of action. Thalia Moultrie and Julia Politzer anchored a strong Beaufort defensive effort that repeatedly turned away the Bluffton attack and ran an effective clear.
Beaufort (1-4, 1-2) travels to Hilton Head High to face a strong Seahawks team Thursday.