May River boys soccer started its season on a strong note, going 3-0 to capture the title at the 2022 Charleston Soccer Shootout.
The Sharks opened with a 5-0 win over Stall on Friday, then beat West Ashley 3-1 in the semifinal before grinding out a 1-0 victory over Academic Magnet in the final.
Senior Angelo Garcia started the Sharks’ season with a flourish, scoring a pair of first-half goals to stake May River to a 2-0 halftime advantage against Stall. Senior captain Zeke Chappelear added a goal off a free kick two minutes into the second half, and sophomore Alonzo Peña and senior Colton Beine added late goals to cap the scoring. Dallas Wisdom and Sil Broersen combined for the clean sheet, as the Sharks allowed only two shots on goal.
It was a different crew doing the damage on Saturday, as sophomore Jacob Madeiros opened the scoring in the 10th minute and added the brace in the 64th after West Ashley had drawn within a goal on a penalty. Sophomore Christopher Chin also scored in the 30th minute for the Sharks.
The final was a different story, as the Raptors shut down the Sharks’ attack in the first half and kept May River in disarray. The Sharks regrouped after halftime and maintained pressure throughout, with Peña breaking through for the game-winner with a minute left in regulation. Wisdom secured the victory with four saves in a clean sheet, supported by another outstanding effort from May River’s strong back line.
May River finished as the top scoring team in the tournament with nine goals and the top defensive team with only one goal allowed on a penalty. Beine was named the tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Chappelear, Nico Mieres, and Jarinton Antunez.
“I’m very happy with our performance this weekend against very good competition,” May River coach Misael Garzon said. “The players really played well in all three matches on all fronts. This tournament is always top class and gives us a very good start to the season.”
May River (3-0) plays its next official game March 1 at Benedictine in Savannah.
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