Soccer: Seahawks defeat Chiefs to claim region title

mbsoc-teamThe Myrtle Beach High soccer team didn’t want to worry about a tiebreaker. Instead, the Seahawks took care of business on the pitch, defeating rival North Myrtle Beach 2-1 on Friday night at Ashley Booth Field to clinch the Region 7-4A title.

Needing to win to avoid a three-way tiebreaker with North Myrtle Beach and St. James, Myrtle Beach celebrated Senior Night and got a big goal from sophomore Cobe Arambula early in the second half that proved to be the game-winner and region clincher.

“We didn’t want it decided by a tiebreaker because I’m it looked like we would have gone from first to third, and that’s a big difference,” said Myrtle Beach coach Jason Himmelsbach, whose Seahawks will have at least two home playoff games as the No. 1 seed.

“North Myrtle Beach has a good team and I knew they would be a good test for us. I like our guys’ intensity. That game was as close as you can get to a playoff atmosphere, and we responded well to it. I like the way we’re playing going into the playoffs.”

Myrtle Beach’s Hunter Hardin scored the game’s first goal just 10 minutes into the contest for a 1-0 halftime lead. Arambula put the Seahawks up 2-0 early in the second half with a beautiful move and shot that sailed into the top corner of the net.

North Myrtle Beach’s Mitch Baker scored to cut the deficit in half, but the Chiefs were unable to get the equalizer and settle for third place in the region. Both teams will learn their first-round playoff opponents in the coming days.

* St. James 3, Waccamaw 1: The Sharks defeated the visiting Warriors but lost the scoreboard-watching of a key region contest that cost them a shot at the region title.

After Myrtle Beach edged North Myrtle Beach 2-1, locking St. James into second place and the No. 2 seed in Region 7-4A, the Sharks went about their jobs to beat the Warriors.

St. James’ Luke Williams scored a pair of goals and assisted teammate Joey Barrientos on the Sharks’ other goal.

Photo by Terry Massey

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