Lacrosse: Sharks sneak by Seahawks in four overtimes

mblax-4sjFor the third time this season, the St. James and Myrtle Beach boys lacrosse teams battled in a rivalry that was decided by only one goal and required four extra periods to settle.

The Sharks scored the game-winner in the fourth overtime to defeat the Seahawks on their home field at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium on Thursday.

The two second-year programs met on the field for the rubber match of the season series. With both teams undergoing difficult seasons against more established programs, this showdown has quickly gained momentum as both teams get a rare opportunity to play competitive match against players with similar experience.

Myrtle Beach knocked off the Sharks in a preseason contest that was decided by one goal, and St. James avenged the loss in the regular season opener by the same margin.

The rubber match was a back-and-forth affair that the Sharks stake a 2-1 lead in the first period and the score see-sawing the rest of the way to a 4-all tie at the end of regulation. Following three full periods of overtime lacrosse, the Sharks netted the game-winner in the fourth.

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