Soccer: Braves sweep MB; Gordon lifts Lady Seahawks

mbsoc-socThe Socastee High boys soccer team used a big second-half rally to defeat visiting rival Myrtle Beach for the third time this season, claiming a 4-2 victory at The Reservation in Tuesday’s final playoff tuneup.

Despite beating Myrtle Beach once in the regular season and again in the championship game of the Soccer at the Beach tournament, the Braves found themselves trailing 2-1 at halftime on their home field.

But Tanner Goshert sent a corner kick to a well-executed header by Ashton Newman to level the score early in the second, then Goshert converted a penalty kick 10 minutes later to put the Braves on top for good. Josh Mackie added his second goal of the game to ice it.

Both teams head into next week’s playoffs as No. 1 seeds.

Girls

* Myrtle Beach 5, Socastee 2: The third time was the charm for the Lady Seahawks to score a win over rival Socastee, downing the Lady Braves on their home field by a 5-2 victory.

Myrtle Beach’s Tristan Gordon scored four goals and teammate Taylor Pirrtima added another as the Lady Seahawks avenged a pair of earlier defeats to Socastee this season.

Both teams head into next week’s playoffs as No. 1 seeds.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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