Beaufort Academy’s Grady Lamm, left, literally steps up and takes one for the team as he blocks a Colleton Prep direct kick after a penalty Tuesday night at Merritt Field. Lamm and teammates Ben Lubkin and Jack McDougall formed a wall to block the shot. At far right is Brayden Dineen. The Eagles went to win the match, 10-1, improving their overall record to 5-1 and 3-1 in SCISSA Region 1-2A play. Photo by Bob Sofaly.


JPII, BA boys soccer teams stay hot

John Paul II stayed unbeaten, Beaufort Academy finished off a 3-0 week, and Beaufort High picked up its first win of the season in high school boys soccer action over the past week. Here’s the Lowco HS Boys Soccer Roundup.


Oceanside Collegiate 7, Battery Creek 1

The Dolphins were within two goals at halftime, but the Landsharks scored four times after the break and kept Creek at bay for a 7-1 win in Region 8-3A. Ashton Morgan scored an unassisted goal on Creek’s only shot on goal of the night, as the Landhsarks outshot the Dolphins 34-2 and put 21 shots on frame with Jonathon Cruz making 14 saves.

Up next: BCHS (3-4, 0-4) vs. Academic Magnet on Thursday

Military Magnet 4, Whale Branch 3

The Warriors scored three goals in the second half to force overtime, but the Eagles found the game-winner in the extra period to claim a 4-3 win in Region 7-1A. Denis Orellans scored a pair of goals, William Limas added a goal, and Joseph Hicks had an assist for Whale Branch, while Micah Clinton had a brace and Angel de los Santos and Edwin Feria Reyes each scored a goal for the Eagles.

Up next: WB (1-7, 0-4) at Baptist Hill on Wednesday

John Paul II 3, Bridges Prep 0

The Golden Warriors blanked the Bucs 3-0 in their home opener to remain undefeated. The Warriors controlled possession from early on and wore down the Bucs with a total team effort and Anthony Hill had a goal and an assist, Jackson Ogden notched a goal, and Kelon Reynolds added an assist. The third goal was an own goal on an errant pass back to the goalkeeper. Evan Slusne had six saves and a clean sheet for JPII, and Darick Fisher made seven saves for the Bucs.

Charleston Collegiate 1, Holy Trinity 0

The Mighty Lions played tough defense throughout, but the Sundevils broke through for the lone goal of the night in the second half and hung on for a 1-0 win in SCISA Region 2-1A. Andrew Jennings made 10 saves to keep Holy Trinity in it.

Up next: Holy Trinity (2-4, 2-1) vs. St. John’s Christian on Tuesday


Beaufort High 3, Lucy Beckham 2, SO

After playing to a 2-2 draw through two overtime periods, the Eagles won a penalty shootout 5-4 to escape with a Region 7-4A win over visiting Lucy Beckham for their first victory of the season. Each team scored twice in the first half, but it remained deadlocked at the end of regulation and through to extra periods before heading to penalties.

Up next: BHS (1-3, 1-3) at Colleton County on Tuesday

Beaufort Academy 4, Bridges Prep 1

It was three wins in three matches for the Eagles this week, culminating Friday night with a 4-1 win over Bridges Prep. BA controlled play early going into halftime with a 3-0 lead. Gavin Midyette scored a brace, and Evan Rankin and Zeke Gonalez each added a goal for BA, while center back Ben Lubkin and goalkeeper Isaac Leslie (7 saves) anchored the defense and earned co-man of the match honors.

Up next: BA (6-1) vs. HHCA on Thursday; BP (2-4) at Branchville on Friday


John Paul II 5, Colleton Prep 0

John Paul II remained unbeaten with a swift 5-0 victory over visiting Colleton Prep, scoring three times in the first half and allowing the reserves to carry most of the load. Jackson Ogden had a goal and an assist and Collin Anfinson dished out two assists, while Larry Racey-Rubalcado, William Rooney, Austin Floyd, and Sam Rembold each scored a goal and Nic Richardson added an assist for JPII. Austin O’Quinn recorded the clean sheet with three saves.

Up next: JPII (5-0, 3-0) at Hilton Head Prep on Tuesday; CPA (0-5, 0-1) vs. Bridges Prep on Tuesday

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