Lacrosse: Socastee downs Myrtle Beach; Panthers roll

soclax-mbThe Socastee High boys lacrosse team earned a hard-fought victory over rival Myrtle Beach on Wednesday as the Braves came out on top by a 10-4 score.

The Braves were led by Cameron Lidard, who had four goals and got the Braves going early. Stephen Sperbeck added two more goals and added an assist. Six other Braves got into the scoring mix – Jordan Byrd, Alec Dowd, Joey Cuppett and Ross Mashburn with one goal apiece, and Zach Shear, Joey Cuppett and Griffin Byers with one assist each.

The faceoff unit, led by Dowd, owned the faceoff matchup by winning 14 of 17 drops. Joe DiSalvo and Ben Whitt had five ground balls apiece to go with Dowd’s game-high 13 ground balls. Socastee goalkeeper Nick Robles made six saves on the night and had some key stops late in the game.

The Braves play again on Saturday at Braves Stadium against Hilton Head.

* Carolina Forest 17, Waccamaw 6: The Panthers (5-1) knocked off the visiting Warriors and junior Joe Venazio reached a milestone in Wednesday’s game.

Socastee was led by sophomore attacker Kaidon Hunt with five goals, and Venazio surpassed the 100-goal mark for his career with three goals and three assists. Senior Philip Gerber, juniors Josh Reffey and TJ McCoy dominated face-offs by taking 17 of 27.

The Panther defense allowed only six goals, led by sophomores goalie Stephen Elias and defenseman Patrick Daly (six ground balls) as well as junior long stick middie Joseph Gross (one assist).

Carolina Forest welcomes Myrtle Beach Seahawks on Monday at 7 p.m.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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