Although it ended in defeat, John Paul II boys soccer concluded its most successful season in program history Saturday. Forgive the Golden Warriors if it takes time for that to settle in and salve the sting of a 3-2 loss to perennial power Oakbook Prep in the SCISA 2A state championship game on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia.
Abby Peduzzi capped off a spectacular 40-goal junior season with a brace in the finale, and Bless Hurtado added a goal and two assists as Hilton Head Christian Academy girls soccer downed Myrtle Beach Christian Academy 3-1 at Cardinal Newman School to secure the Eagles’ second consecutive SCISA 2A state title.
A little over a month ago, first-year Beaufort High baseball coach Zach Jacobs saw his team at a crossroads. The Eagles had dropped three straight heading into a challenging spring break tournament, but the back half of the Region 7-4A schedule was favorable. Some young talent was beginning to emerge, but the chemistry was missing something.
The path back to the Lower State final for Kit Seelbach and the Hilton Head High girls soccer team couldn’t have been more daunting. Three road playoff games in five days. More than 850 miles traveled round-trip. Three wins. That’s all that matters.
It’s playoff time on the Lowco soccer scene, and while a number of teams have seen their state title dreams dashed, Hilton Head High’s girls are in the midst of a stellar postseason run. Seahawks coach Kit Seelbach joins Wes Kerr and Misael Garzon to give you an inside look at the Seahawks as they prepare for the Class 4A Lower State title game against James Island.
LowcoSports.com’s Justin Jarrett gets you up to speed on all the local sports news from around the South Carolina Lowcountry over the weekend with the Monday edition of Last Night in the Lowco, covering Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties.
LowcoSports.com’s Wes Kerr gets you updated on all the sports action from around the South Carolina Lowcountry on Friday in the latest edition of Last Night in the Lowco. Catch the show Monday through Friday on WHHI or download the audio version wherever you get your podcasts.
Check out the debut of the Lowco Weekend Wraparound on WHHI before it airs at 5 p.m. Friday! Each week, we’ll get you up to speed on the biggest stories of the week on the local sports scene and provide a look ahead to what’s on tap for the weekend.
When we introduced Last Night in the Lowco last month as a potential way to get you the latest local sports news in a more timely manner, we knew we were onto something, but we asked for your patience as we found our way through it. Well, we’re ready to roll.