Eagles fall to Sharks in region opener
Beaufort High dropped its Region 7-4A opener at home Monday, falling 17-6 to May River.
Sophia Pellegrino led Beaufort High’s scoring with four goals, Abby Baise scooped up eight groundballs, and Shelby Holstein made 10 saves in goal.
Lola Spires was sensational at midfield, scoring six goals to lead an impressive May River offense. Erika Dart tallied five goals alongside an assist for six points, and Molly Salus netted three goals while adding two assists and a team-high six groundballs. Tori Meiss notched the win in net for the Sharks with four saves.
Beaufort High (0-2, 0-1) hosts Lucy Beckham on Thursday.
Dolphins go undefeated at Warrior Bash
Battery Creek boys soccer finished its undefeated run through the Warrior Bash on Saturday, defeating Groves High School 3-1 to claim the tournament championship.
Abraham Bendeck, Juan Jamie and Ashton Morgan all scored goals in the victory and Talmedge Magbee assisted on all three goals for the Dolphins.
Isaac Vega netted two goals, while Ivan Huerta, Talmedge Magbee, and Ashton Morgan each added one in a 5-0 win over Bridges Prep on Friday to send Battery Creek to the championship game.
The Dolphins started the season on a positive note, defeating Calhoun County 9-2 on Thursday, as Chase Bradham, Jonathon Cruz, Gabe Depuy, Juan Jaimes, Magbee, Noah Northway and Vega all scored single goals and Adam Merida netted two for the Dolphins.
Bridges Prep opened up with a 10-1 win over Branchville before falling to Battery Creek and Groves. Zaire Nelson recorded a hat trick for the Bucs, Tyler Dickerson added two goals and an assist, and Jeremiah Ponder, Samuel Alainis, Liam Sanders, Michael Legier, and Adrienne McFaul each scored once.
Host Whale Branch won its first game by forfeit before falling 6-1 to Groves and defeating Branchville 6-4. William Limas scored four goals and an assist against Branchville and added the lone goal for the Warriors against Groves. D’elente Hill and Brian Jaramillo Ruiz each had a goal and an assist in the Branchville win, and Benjamin Sanchez collected four assists in two games.
Battery Creek will host Hanahan at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to open the regular season and region play. Whale Branch travels to Colleton County on Tuesday. Bridges travels to Holy Trinity on Thursday.
Eagles rally past Holy Trinity
Beaufort Academy boys soccer rallied from an early two-goal deficit, then held off a late push from reigning SCISA 1A champion Holy Trinity for a thrilling 4-3 win to open the season Friday.
The Mighty Lions pounced early, taking a 2-0 lead just 10 minutes into the game, but the Eagles answered swiftly, scoring four goals before halftime to take command.
Holy Trinity pulled one back in the second half, but BA was able to deny the Mighty Lions the equalizer and hang on for a season-opening win.
Brayden Dineen, Miles Spratling, Evan Rankin and Gavin Midyette scored goals for the Eagles, but Zeke Gonzalez was named the team’s man of the match for anchoring the defense and making key passes from his right wingback position.
BA (1-0) hosts Hilton Head Prep on Tuesday. Holy Trinity (0-1) hosts Patrick Henry on Tuesday.
Dolphins dominant at Warrior Bash
Battery Creek girls soccer outscored its competition 37-1 in three dominant victories to capture the Warrior Bash title at Whale Branch.
Sophia Felix recorded nine goals with a pair of hat tricks and added a fourth goal in the championship game, leading the Dolphins to a 12-0 victory over Whale Branch. Battery Creek beat Whale Branch 15-1 and blanked Groves (Ga.) 10-0 in pool play to earn a spot in the title match.
Taelyr Daughtery also recorded two hat tricks, including one in the championship game, while Josie Fent posted two goals, and Natalie Cruz, Ruthie Floyd, and Mary Beth Kizer each scored goals in the final.
Daugherty scored four goals, and Fent and Felix added three each in a 15-1 over the Warriors on Thursday, while Kizer and Andrea Celeda each added a pair of goals and Emily Lopez-Sales scored one.
The same trio of Daugherty, Felix, and Fent did damage again Friday against Groves, scoring two goals each, while Floyd matched them with a brace, and Kizer and Siamsii Hnem each tallied a goal.
Anna Moore had a terrific weekend in net behind a strong Dolphins defense, allowing just one goal.
Whale Branch earned its spot in the final with a 6-0 win over Groves on Friday, as Kailey Pusha-Weeks produced a hat trick, Jalaila Jenkins scored a pair of goals, Samari Gardner added a goal and an assist, and Tori White assisted on a goal. Pusha-Weeks also scored the Warriors’ lone goal in the first game with Battery Creek.
Battery Creek will open the regular season with a region game against Hanahan at 6 p.m. Thursday. Whale Branch travels to Colleton County on Tuesday.
BA knocks off Mighty Lions in opener
Beaufort Academy opened its season with a 1-0 victory over crosstown rival and defending SCISA 1A state champion Holy Trinity on Friday.
Claire Tumlin scored the game’s lone goal on an assist from Ariana Gonzalez, and BA’s outstanding defense preserved the shutout.
BA (1-0) hosts Hilton Head Prep on Tuesday. Holy Trinity (0-1) travels to Phillip Simmons on Friday.