Soccer: Seahawks splash past Swansea; Braves wait

mbsoc-17splashThe top-seeded Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team gave up a rare goal in Thursday night’s rain-soaked second-round playoff game against visiting Swansea.

But the Seahawks offense more than made up for the rare occurrence, scoring early and often in a 6-1 victory to advance to the Class 3A Lower State semifinals.

The Seahawks (19-3-1) have won 15 games via shutout this season but gave up a goal for the first time in the playoffs to Swansea. But Myrtle Beach was never seriously threatened thanks to a balanced scoring effort.

Myrtle Beach’s Helgi Nati scored 19 minutes into the match on an assist from Abdul Masharicov, who scored on his own 5 minutes later. Jake Deskins made it 3-0 on an assist by Jarrett Lewis and Franc Lamcja scored twice – on an assist from Adolpho Aguilar to close the first half and on a solo shot in the second. Brandon Harrington closed out the scoring for the Seahawks.

The No. 3-ranked Seahawks host a Lower State semifinal on Saturday at 6 p.m. against James Island.

* Socastee’s second-round match with visiting Airport was rain delayed until 6 p.m. Friday at Socastee High.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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