Seahawks, Braves sweep their ways into showdown

The Myrtle Beach boys and girls soccer teams played their third games in as many nights on Thursday at Wilson, but the extra workload and one-hour drive to Florence didn’t seem to faze the top-10-ranked Seahawks squads.

The No. 10-ranked Lady Seahawks bounced back from an upset loss to St. James in penalty kicks on Wednesday night by shutting out the Lady Tigers 3-0, and the No. 1-ranked Myrtle Beach boys posted a 4-1 win over Wilson.

Myrtle Beach’s Franc Lamcja scored a pair of goals, including the team’s first when he converted an assist by Helgi Nati in the 36th minute to break the scoreless tie and give the Seahawks a 1-nil halftime advantage.

The Seahawks (14-2 overall, 6-0 region) finally took control early in the second half when Adolpho Aguilar scored on an assist by Alex Vasquez in the 49th minute. Lamcja made it 3-0 with assist by Arly Barr in the 56th minute.

Myrtle Beach lost the shutout when the Tigers struck in the 70th minute. Freshman Nico Sandoz added an insurance goal with an assist by Zachary McMillan in the 73rd minute to cap the scoring.

Myrtle Beach returns to action Tuesday and puts its No. 1 ranking on the line when it travels to No. 4 Socastee in a key Region 8-3A showdown. The Seahawks defeated the Braves on PKs in their first meeting.

* The Socastee High boys and girls soccer teams swept Waccamaw on Thursday night, shutting out the Warriors in both non-region contests.

The Lady Braves (7-6) scored a 2-0 victory over Waccamaw, followed by the Socastee boys squad’s 4-0 win over the Warriors. Connor Norton-Baker scored a hat trick for the Braves (12-2) and Jon Ford added the other goal.

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