MB boys, girls back up new rankings by routing Wilson

The Myrtle Beach boys and girls soccer teams scored a shutout sweep over Wilson on Tuesday night, allowing both teams show off their new season-high rankings for the first time.

Following the No. 5-ranked Lady Seahawks’ 3-0 win over Wilson, the No. 1-ranked Seahawks (8-1 overall, 2-0 Region 7-3A) took a 7-0 win over the Tigers (3-7, 0-1), led by a pair of goals by senior Nolin Butler and sophomore Franc Lamcja.

Junior Jarrett Lewis lit the lamp first for Myrtle Beach in the 22nd minute and opened the floodgates for Butler, who scored in the 26th and 33rd minutes, and Lamcja, who found the net in the 30th and 47th minute, for a 5-0 lead.

Myrtle Beach’s Zach McMillan added an unassisted goal in the 52nd minute and junior Brooks Swanson converted an assist by Brandon Harrington in the 61st minute to cap the Seahawks’ scoring outburst. Goalkeepers Anthony Silvestri and Skylar Hribar minded the net for a half each to combine for the shutout.

The Seahawks take their top-ranking to the prestigious Palmetto Cup in Columbia.  They will play Westwood on Wednesday before getting a rematch of their lone loss of the season against Lexington on Thursday. Myrtle Beach wraps up pool play Friday against Farragut High of Knoxville, TN, which is ranked 23rd in the nation.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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