Seahawks send seniors off with sweet sweep of Wilson

Another home game, another shutout for the Myrtle Beach girls soccer team. But Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Wilson was a special night at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium for two reasons.

On Senior Night, the Lady Seahawks honored graduates-in-waiting Lindsay Springs and Hunter Dixon before the game, then went out and made sure that they will play at home at least one more time for the Class AAA playoffs.

Myrtle Beach’s Summer Penny recorded her second hat trick in as many nights, scoring on assists from Temperence Russell, Shakiyra Peeples and Mackenzie McGraw to do the bulk of the damage for the Lady Seahawks.

Junior captain Tori Zeltner added an unassisted goal and Rylie McCrackin finished the scoring thanks to an assist from Mackenzie Jones.  Goaltender Jessica Deforge recorded her second straight shutout.

The Lady Seahawks are assured a first-round playoff game when the postseason opens next week against an opponent to be determined, but they close the regular season Wednesday night at North Myrtle Beach.

Boys

* Myrtle Beach 5, Wilson 1: The Seahawks also bid farewell to six seniors Tuesday night, although they hope to play many postseason games at home en route to a return to the Class AAA state championship game.

With seniors Ryan Arambula, Melvin Alarcon, Aristen Baku, Alex Osuna, Josh Newell and Brian Moller playing their final regular-season home games, it was a sophomore making the most noise for the Seahawks (18-2-1 overall, 9-0 Region VIII-AAA).

Barr scored a pair of goals in the opening half on assists by Arambula and Alarcon, Nolan Butler converted an assist from Nick Wunder and Arambula scored off a pass from Max Huggins for a 4-0 halftime lead.

Newell scored the Seahawks’ lone goal of the second half on an assist by goalkeeper Jose Arrendondo to cap the rout. Arrendondo and Anthony Sylvestri held the Tigers scoreless until the closing minutes.

Myrtle Beach closes the regulr season Wednesday night at North Myrtle Beach before opening the playoffs next week.

Photo by Beth Griffis

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