May River’s boys soccer season came to a crashing halt with a 7-2 loss at third-ranked Myrtle Beach in a late-night matchup Tuesday in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
After an 8:30 p.m. kickoff, the Sharks and Seahawks played for just two minutes before a lightning delay halted the match for more than an hour. When play resumed, the host Seahawks pounced, opening the scoring in the fifth minute.
The Sharks had a couple of quality chances to find the equalizer but couldn’t convert, and Myrtle Beach took advantage, scoring just before halftime to take a 2-0 lead into the break. The Seahawks went on a scoring spree in the 2nd half, scoring five goals as May River couldn’t keep up with Myrtle Beach’s fast feet on the attack.
Freshman defender Roman Orlando scored two goals in the final 10 minutes for the Sharks, who finished the season with a 9-6 record.
“Today wasn’t the ending we wanted to our season, but I’m very proud of what our young team accomplished,” May River coach Misael Garzon said. “Losing as many players as we did and having such a young and inexperienced squad can be difficult, but this team rose up to the challenge and had a great season.”