Braves down MB to defend Soccer at the Beach crown

socsoc-mbtourneyThe Soccer at the Beach tournament is quickly becoming “Socastee at the Beach” after the Braves captured their second straight tourney title by defeating host Myrtle Beach.

The Braves claimed a 2-0 victory over the Seahawks in Sunday’s championship match at Ashley Booth Field, completing an impressive 4-0 run through the tournament field.

Socastee’s Sam Perito put the Braves on top with a goal just 14 minutes into the contest. The Seahawks make several close calls at evening the score only to be turned away each time by goalkeeper John Cetin, who made nine saves. Socastee’s Chris Matlashewski added an insurance goal in the final minutes to cap the win and title. Tannewr Goshert assisted both Socastee goals.

The Braves travel to Conway looking to close in on the Region 6-5A championship.

In the consolation match, St. James bounced back from a 6-0 shutout loss to Socastee on Saturday night by defeating Oceanside Collegiate 5-2. Garrett Greene had two goals and an assist, and Luke Williams had one goal and an assist. Dalton Arseneau and Addison Bryant each added goals, and Alan Murawski and Bryce Terhart made one assist apiece. Goalie Max Davila made five saves.

St. James travels to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday for a match that will likely decide the Region 7-4A championship.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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