Girls Soccer: Sharks beat Seahawks; Chiefs ace MC

sjgsoc-mbThe Region 7-4A girls soccer race is wide open thanks to a quick about-face by St. James on Tuesday. The Lady Sharks defeated visiting Myrtle Beach 4-1 to prevent the Seahawks from all but wrapping up the region crown.

After an overtime loss at North Myrtle Beach on Friday, the Lady Sharks returned home to the Shark Tank looking to stay alive in the region race. They did just that, dealing Myrtle Beach its first league loss. St. James and North Myrtle Beach have two region losses apiece.

St. James drew first blood midway through the first half on a goal by Haley Brandon, but Myrtle Beach quickly responded on a score by Tristan Gordon to send the match into halftime tied at 1-all.

But the second half was all Sharks as Illene de los Santos, Stephanie Cumez and Lindsey Williams scored to put the match away. Goalkeeper Michaela Bessinger had 10 saves to hold the Seahawks at bay.

* North Myrtle Beach 8, Marlboro County 0: The Lady Chiefs used balanced scoring and a strong defensive effort for a big region win over the Lady Bulldogs.

Jenna Berger and Hadley Hudson scored two goals apiece, and Jordan Berger, Renea Urbaniak, Emma Delaney and Brooke Kennedy also found the back of the net.

Delaney has two assists, while teammates Allie Mitchell, Taylor Monahan, Brooke Kennedy and Eden Fowler added one apiece. Goalkeeper Jordan Hernandez had three saves to secure the shutout.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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