Hilton Head High boys lacrosse delivered a brilliant all-around performance at home Monday, blanking James Island 17-0, and the Seahawks stayed hot with a 12-7 win at May River on Friday and a 14-8 triumph at Academic Magnet on Saturday.
The Seahawks blitzed the Trojans for seven goals in the first quarter before growing the lead to 13-0 at halftime. The terrific defensive effort continued into the second half, holding down the Trojans the rest of the way to complete the shutout.
Max Arnot led the red-hot Seahawk offense, scoring five goals while adding one assist. Seth Woods notched four goals and one assist, Brady Saba tallied three goals and dished out two assists, and Bill Fielding added two goals and an assist. Amare Ford led his team with three assists and nine ground balls, Lucas O’Nan went 10-for-16 in the faceoff circle, and Gavin Dellinger made nine saves in goal to earn a combined shutout with David Monroy and Evan Wilder.
The win Friday was even sweeter for the Seahawks, who avenged an 11-9 loss to the Sharks on March 7 with an impressive defensive performance, limiting a potent May River attack to four goals through the first three periods before holding off a late charge for a 12-7 road win.
Hilton Head used another balanced effort at the offensive end, as Saba racked up three goals and three assists, Sam Thibodeau notched three goals and an assist, and Arnot and Woods each added two goals and an assist. Ford and Fielding led a strong effort in the midfield along with Anders Kennedy, and Dellinger stopped an incredible 26 shots as the Seahawks won despite the Sharks taking 33 shots on goal to Hilton Head’s 17.
It was more of the same Saturday in North Charleston, where the Seahawks pounced for five goals in each of the first two periods and led 10-4 at halftime before coasting to the comfortable win. Saba had a monster afternoon with six goals and three assists, while Arnot (2G, 3A) and Woods (3G, 2A) each added five points. Lucas O’Nan had a team-high 11 groundballs and won 15 of 23 faceoffs, and Dellinger made 22 more saves in another terrific effort between the pipes.
Hilton Head High (8-3) hosts region rival Beaufort High on Monday.
By Wes Kerr / Photo by Justin Jarrett
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