Seahawks net back-to-back wins over ranked opponent

The No. 3-ranked Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team strengthened its case to for the top ranking in Class 3A with a 3-0 victory at Waccamaw (No. 4 in Class 2A) on Thursday.

Just two nights removed from knocking off current Class 3A No. 1 Socastee on penalty kicks, the Seahawks shut out the Warriors to improve to 7-1 on the season, with their lone loss coming to Class 4A power Lexington.

Myrtle Beach got on the board 21 minutes into the match on a goal by freshman Adolpho Aguilar, who took an assist from senior Robert Wylie and booted it home from about 25 yards out.

Senior Mason Lewis converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute as Myrtle Beach led 2-0 at the half, and junior Helgi Neti connected with an assist from sophomore Brandon Harrington in the 71st minute to cap the scoring.

Myrtle Beach goalkeepers Anthony Silvestri and Skylar Hribar combined for the shutout with one save apiece.

Girls

* Myrtle Beach 2, Waccamaw 1: The Lady Seahawks (No. 5 ranked in Class 3A) remained undefeated on the season with a road win over the Lady Warriors (No. 3 in Class 2A).

The Lady Seahawks (4-0) scored first on a corner kick by Summer Penny for a 1-0 halftime lead, but the Lady Warriors evened the score early in the second half. Bailey Richards converted assist from teammate Tori Zeltner for the game-winner.

Goalkeeper Jessica DeForge turned away six shots on goal for the Lady Seahawks, who host Wade Hampton on Friday.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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