High school girls lacrosse teams around the Lowco are leaping right into key region matchups, and the area’s pecking order is taking shape with the Seahawks at the top. Hilton Head High’s girls established themselves as the area’s premier program with a pair of big wins this week. Here’s a look at some of the key games this week.
Beaufort at Hilton Head High
The Seahawks needed most of the first half to solve a stingy Beaufort defense, but they got on track with seven different players finding the back of the net in a 12-3 home win Thursday. It was a 3-1 game in the waning minutes of the first half before HHIHS took advantage of four costly turnovers to cash in and take a 7-1 advantage to halftime. The defensive quartet of Sommer Chiasera, Oliva Costello, Madison Hall, and Ashley Ames were instrumental for the Seahawks, causing 10 turnovers and only allowing 10 shots on goal.
Beaufort goalie Shelby Holstein tried to keep the Eagles within reach, as she was peppered with 30 shots and made 18 saves. Anna Ferrebee led the Seahawks with a hat trick and two assists, while Bailey Olive, Ally Jeffery, and Maddie Massey chipped in two goals each, and Ellie Christie, Sarah Kate Schupp, and Sophia Cavano added a goal apiece. Megan Alvarez had two goals and a team-high five groundballs to lead the Eagles, while Liz Livesay added a goal, and Abby Baise and Holland Perryman each had an assist.
Beaufort (1-5, 1-3) travels to Charleston to face region foe James Island on Monday. The Seahawks (5-2, 3-1) lost 15-14 at Richmond Hill on Saturday — check LowcoSports.com later for a recap of that game — and travel to Bluffton for a region matchup Monday.
Hilton Head High at May River
Anna Ferrebee scored a hat trick and assisted on another goal and Ella Christie added a pair of goals to lead the Seahawks to an 8-3 win at May River on Monday. Sarah Kate Shupp, Bailey Olive, and Allie Jeffrey each tallied a goal for HHIHS, while Ferrebee scooped a team-best four groundballs and Olive added three groundballs and caused five turnovers. Sophia Maduri was outstanding in goal for the Seahawks, saving nine of 12 shots on goal behind a terrific defensive effort. Molly Salus had a goal and an assist to lead May River’s offense, while Erika Dart and Corynn Psychoghios each scored a goal. Tori Meiss made 12 saves for the Sharks.
May River at James Island
The Sharks held a two-goal lead at halftime, but they couldn’t make it stand up on the road, falling 11-10 to the Trojans on Thursday. Molly Salus scored four goals, Lola Spires added two, and Erika Dart, Shannon Dosher, Harper Gray, and Corynn Psychogios each tallied a goal for May River, while Caroline Boulware and Alana Moore each had an assist. Tori Meiss made 24 saves on 35 shots on goal, but the Sharks couldn’t contain James Island’s Brooke Yonce, who scored seven goals and assisted on two more. May River (5-4, 2-2) hosts Lucy Beckham in a tough matchup Monday.
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