Soccer: MB honors seniors, trainer; Saints fall in opener

mbgsoc-strngOn Senior Night for the Myrtle Beach High girls soccer team, seven different Lady Seahawks scored goals in a shutout 8-0 victory over Georgetown.

But the No. 13-ranked Lady Seahawks (14-1 overall, 8-0 Region 7-3A) had an unlikely hero of the night – senior trainer Mary Strang – who played the first and only game of her high school career.

After serving as the team manager throughout high school, Strang was allowed to suit up and drew the loudest cheers from fans and teammates when she took the field for the first time. She did not score but was honored along with Myrtle Beach’s senior class as a reward for her service.

Myrtle Beach senior Tori Zeltner cored two goals and Marissa Bruno, Angela Hervig, Mackenzie Jones, Bailey Richard, Temperence Russell and Miranda Russell rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece.

The Lady Seahawks look to close out the region title when they face North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, and they will play host to St. James on Thursday before opening the playoffs net week.

Boys

* Hilton Head Prep 2, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 1: The Saints saw their season come to a close in a hard-fought loss to Hilton Head Prep in the first round of the SCISA state tournament in Sumter.

Senior Matt Doria scored on an assist from Todd Carroll to tie the game at 1-all in the second half but the Saints gave up the game-winner late. Doria played his final game along with fellow seniors Cole Gore, Garrett Richards and Cody Williams.

Photo by Beth Griffis

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