Hilton Head High boys lacrosse was able to shake off a slow start and rally for a 12-8 road win over rival Bluffton on Thursday.
After trailing the Bobcats 6-1 early, the Seahawks offense came to life and cut the margin to 6-5 at halftime before outscoring Bluffton 7-2 in the second half.
Sophomore Max Arnot led the way for the Seahawks with six goals, and Kyle Kirkpatrick had a team-high seven points (2G, 5A). Amare Ford scooped a game-high eight ground balls to go with three takeaways to help the HHIHS defense lock down after the first quarter, and Gavin Dellinger made 11 saves.
Carlo Pulido helped the Bobcats get off to a good start with his performance on the dot, winning 10 of 13 faceoffs, and he added a goal and an assist. Chase Day scored a hat trick, Ben Ramsey had two goals and two assists, and Jackson Skinner scored two goals and assisted on another for Bluffton.
Jackson Reese kept the Bobcats in the game with 15 saves, but the Seahawks’ defense was too tough down the stretch.
The Seahawks (2-3) look to continue their winning ways Monday when they take on Lucy Beckham at The Nest.
The Bobcats (1-4) look to rebound when they travel to James Island on Monday.
By Carlo Perruzza