Bluffton 2, John Paul II 1
Former Bluffton coach Josh Fox took his undefeated Golden Warriors into The Den, and the Bobcats sent JPII home with its first loss of the season. Anthony Hill opened the scoring early for JPII, but the Bobcats answered quickly and their attack was relentless in the second half until finding the game-winner. Luis Rojas and Bryce Robertson scored goals for the Bobcats, a rarity against JPII keeper Evan Slusne, one of the Lowco’s best, who made 12 saves.
Beaufort Academy 1, Coastal Hurricanes 1
The Eagles played to a draw with the Coastal Hurricanes homeschool program out of Georgia in a well-played contest. Zeke Gonzalez broke through for BA’s goal on a beautiful set piece from 25 yards out, and freshman goalkeeper Isaac Leslie had 8 saves, including a sensational stop in the final minutes to preserve the draw and was named man of the match.
Whale Branch 6, Baptist Hill 3
William Limas racked up nine points on four goals and an assist, Joseph Hicks added two goals and an assist, and Denis Orellans, Benjamin Sanchez, and Brian Jaramillo Ruiz all had assists in a region road win for the Warriors.
Colleton County 7, Whale Branch 5
William Limas scored a brace, Joseph Hicks had a goal and an assist, and Aaron Fields and Benjamin Sanchez each tallied a goal for the Warriors, while Denis Orellans had two assists and Brian Jaramillo Ruiz added one, but the Cougars’ attack was relentless in a non-region contest in Seabrook on Friday