Seahawks sweep Chiefs in Class AAA playoff tuneups

The Myrtle Beach boys and girls soccer teams closed out the regular season with a sweep over rival North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night.

The Seahawks (19-2-1 overall, 10 Region VIII-AAA) capped a perfect region record with a 4-1 win over the host Chiefs (11-8, 6-4), who will advance to next week’s playoffs on the road.

The Lady Seahawks (11-7, 8-2) ran into a tough challenge from the Lady Chiefs (9-7, 5-5), who battled to a scoreless tie for most of the game until Myrtle Beach’s Tori Zeltner took a pass from Angela Hervig and drilled a 30-yarder into the back of the net.

Myrtle Beach goalkeeper Jessica DeForge and the Myrtle Beach defense made the 1-0 advantage stand up, giving the second-place Lady Seahawks another shutout heading into next week’s Class AAA state playoffs.

The Myrtle Beach boys also got their third region win in three days as Ryan Arambula scored a pair of goals and dished out an assist. His first goal made it 1-0 at the half and the Chiefs tied it early in the second half on a goal by Christian Buis.

But the Seahawks exploded in the second half, getting goals from Mason Lewis, Alex Vazquez and Arambula within a 6-minute span. Lewis, Arly Barr and Baku dished out assists in the 65th, 68th and 71st minutes to put the game out of reach.

The Myrtle Beach boys and girls will host first-round playoff games next week while the Chiefs will have to go on the road. Their opponents are still to be determined.

Photo by Jackie Lewis

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