The biggest competition for the No. 6-ranked St. James High girls soccer team lately has been the friendly sibling rivalries on the Lady Sharks’ sidelines, not the opposing squad on the other side of the pitch.
One day after St. James’ Sarah Breeden recorded a hat trick and dished out an assist in an 8-0 victory over Socastee, sister Jenny Breeden one-upped her big sister by scoring all four goals in the Lady Sharks’ 4-0 victory over Waccamaw on Wednesday.
It was the third consecutive shutout for the Lady Sharks (6-0) and goaltender Rhylee DeCrane, who made three saves against the Lady Warriors. But most of the action was on the other end of the field, where Jenny Breeden was a one-person scoring machine for St. James.
She had plenty of help, of course, coming in the form of two assists by Nicole Meyers and one by Caitlin Kirby. But the most telling of the Lady Sharks’ teamwork came from Sarah Breeden, helping her sister steal family bragging rights the night after her hat trick.
St. James, which started the season ranked No. 1 in Class AAA, heads to the Airport Tournament this weekend to take on some of the other top teams in the state. The Lady Sharks went 0-2-1 in the Viking Cup preseason tourney and hopes to have a better showing against tougher competition this weekend.
* Waccamaw 2, St. James 0: The Sharks (3-5) suffered their second straight shutout loss, falling 2-0 to visiting Waccamaw on Thursday.
Waccamaw’s Ryan Tiller and Lucas Bozniak scored goals for the Warriors, who got a five-save performance in goal from netminder Taylor King.
The Sharks were shutout 3-0 by rival Socastee on Wednesday.