John Paul II, Royal Live Oaks, and Ridgeland-Hardeeville all stayed perfect, Beaufort Academy finished off a 3-0 week, and Beaufort High picked up its first win to highlight recent high school boys soccer action in the Lowco. Here’s the Lowco HS Boys Soccer Roundup for March 17-21.
Oceanside Collegiate at Battery Creek
The Dolphins were within two goals at halftime, but the Landsharks scored four times after the break and kept Creek at bay for a 7-1 win in Region 8-3A. Ashton Morgan scored an unassisted goal on Creek’s only shot on goal of the night, as the Landhsarks outshot the Dolphins 34-2 and put 21 shots on frame with Jonathon Cruz making 14 saves.
Up next: BCHS (3-4, 0-4) vs. Academic Magnet on Thursday
Whale Branch at Military Magnet
The Warriors scored three goals in the second half to force overtime, but the Eagles found the game-winner in the extra period to claim a 4-3 win in Region 7-1A. Denis Orellans scored a pair of goals, William Limas added a goal, and Joseph Hicks had an assist for Whale Branch, while Micah Clinton had a brace and Angel de los Santos and Edwin Feria Reyes each scored a goal for the Eagles.
Up next: WB (1-7, 0-4) at Baptist Hill on Wednesday
Bridges Prep at John Paul II
The Golden Warriors blanked the Bucs 3-0 in their home opener to remain undefeated. The Warriors controlled possession from early on and wore down the Bucs with a total team effort and Anthony Hill had a goal and an assist, Jackson Ogden notched a goal, and Kelon Reynolds added an assist. The third goal was an own goal on an errant pass back to the goalkeeper. Evan Slusne had six saves and a clean sheet for JPII, and Darick Fisher made seven saves for the Bucs.
Holy Trinity at Charleston Collegiate
The Mighty Lions played tough defense throughout, but the Sundevils broke through for the lone goal of the night in the second half and hung on for a 1-0 win in SCISA Region 2-1A. Andrew Jennings made 10 saves to keep Holy Trinity in it.
Up next: Holy Trinity (2-4, 2-1) vs. St. John’s Christian on Tuesday
Lucy Beckham at Beaufort High
After playing to a 2-2 draw through two overtime periods, the Eagles won a penalty shootout 5-4 to escape with a Region 7-4A win over visiting Lucy Beckham for their first victory of the season. Each team scored twice in the first half, but it remained deadlocked at the end of regulation and through to extra periods before heading to penalties.
Up next: BHS (1-3, 1-3) at Colleton County on Tuesday
James Island at Colleton County
The Trojans scored three times in each half to roll to a 6-0 road win over the Cougars in Region 7-4A.
Up next: CCHS (1-5, 0-5) vs. Beaufort on Tuesday
Branchville at Royal Live Oaks
After leading by one goal at halftime, the Royal Knights poured it on in the second half to roll to a 6-0 win over Branchville in Region 6-1A.
Up next: RLO (2-0, 2-0) vs. Bamberg-Ehrhardt on Friday
Bridges Prep at Beaufort Academy
It was three wins in three matches for the Eagles this week, culminating Friday night with a 4-1 win over Bridges Prep. BA controlled play early going into halftime with a 3-0 lead. Gavin Midyette scored a brace, and Evan Rankin and Zeke Gonalez each added a goal for BA, while center back Ben Lubkin and goalkeeper Isaac Leslie (7 saves) anchored the defense and earned co-man of the match honors.
Up next: BA (6-1) vs. HHCA on Thursday; BP (2-4) at Branchville on Friday
Ridgeland-Hardeeville at Timberland
Jorge Martinez scored two goals and racked up four assists, Andre Daley and Alan Rosales each scored a brace and added an assist, and Jeffrey Vasquez had a goal and three assists to lead the Jaguars to a 9-0 win on the road. Fabian Hernandez and Jameeke Johnson also scored goals for the Jags, who have outscored their first four opponents 27-1.
Up next: RHHS (4-0, 4-0) vs. Philip Simmons on Tuesday
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