No. 40 Seahawks fall to No. 20 Farragut in Palmetto Cup

One day after avenging its only loss of the season, the No. 1-ranked Myrtle Beach boys soccer team suffered another defeat in the third round of the Nike Palmetto Classic in Cayce on Friday.

But the Seahawks (10-2) likely won’t get another shot at this foe, Farragut High of Knoxville, TN, like they did against Lexington on Wednesday.

The Admirals (8-0), ranked No. 20 in the the Elite Soccer Report’s regional rankings, scored a 2-1 victory over Myrtle Beach, which debuted in the same poll this week at No. 40.

Myrtle Beach struck first in the match when Nick Wunder converted an assist from Mason Lewis at the 31-minute mark for a 1-0 lead, which held up through halftime.

But Farragut evened the scored on a goal by Kai Miettinen at the 51-minte mark and Marvin Mendy scored the game-winner at the 77-minute mark.

Myrtle Beach goalkeeper Anthony Silvestri made eight saves but couldn’t stop the Admirals’ second-half surge. Farragut outshot the Seahawks by a 17-12 margin.

The Seahawks went 2-1 in the rain-shortened tournament but failed to advance to the finals or third-place match based on point differential.

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