Prep Roundup, March 17: Hilton Head High lacrosse team wins at Spartanburg

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 17, 2013 

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Hilton Head Island High School's Nate Jones (4) fires a shot on goal Saturday at Spartanburg. Jones had 11 goals as the Seahawks lacrosse team got the victory.

ALEX HICKS JR/ALEX.HICKS@SHJ.COM — Alex C. Hicks Jr. -- Spartanburg Herald-Journal

BOYS LACROSSE

Hilton Head Island High 14, Spartanburg 8: Nate Jones scored 11 goals to help the Hilton Head Island High School boys lacrosse team beat Spartanburg, 14-8, on a windy Saturday in the Upstate. The win followed a 13-12 defeat Friday at Riverside.

"It was a team effort and I couldn't have done it without my teammates," said Jones, a junior. "We really wanted to bounce back from (Friday) and show everybody what we could do. It's been a hard couple of weeks, but the team is coming together and we're ready to go."

The Seahawks (3-4) dominated play in the first half behind eight goals from Jones. Jones recorded four goals and Will Urbin scored one as Hilton Head led 5-0 after the first quarter.

Ross Lovette scored on an assist from Urbin midway through the second quarter for Hilton Head Island. Urbin finished with five assists.

Spartanburg (5-3) got goals from Will Shea, Mills Griffin and Hollis Burnett in the second quarter and trailed 10-3 at halftime.

"That is the best half we've played," Hilton Head coach Dennis Daly said. "This is really the first time we've put things together. That was a great win for us."

The Vikings pulled to within 12-7 after a goal from Robert Grier at the 9:12 mark of the fourth quarter, but could get no closer. Grier had three goals in the second half.

Sam Jones and Madison Gayle shared time in goal, combining for 14 saves for Hilton Head High, which plays at Bluffton at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

BOYS SOCCER

Hilton Head Island 1, Cardinal Newman 0: Chip Tremarelli's goal in the 77th minute, which came on a loose ball off a free kick, gave the Seahawks a win over one of the best private school programs in the state. The victory came on the heels of a 2-1 loss to James Island on Friday, the Seahawks' first region defeat in almost three years.

"That's a big win for us coming off Friday night," Seahawks coach Wayne Quinlan said.

Connor Goulet made eight saves for the shutout against Cardinal Newman (7-3-1), which played at Hilton Head Prep earlier Saturday.

The Seahawks (6-2) take on Orangeburg-Wilkinson at home Tuesday night.

Cardinal Newman 10, Hilton Head Prep 1: With two starting defenders out because of injuries, the Dolphins were overmatched against SCISAA Class 3-A powerhouse Cardinal Newman.

Amit Kohli had the only goal, and goalie Zen Wiggins made 11 saves for Prep (2-1), which hosts Lipscomb Academy (Tenn.) at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Hilton Head Christian Academy 5, Ben Lippen 0: After a tight first half, the Eagles broke away with four goals after halftime for the easy win despite playing without four regular starters.

Lexi Lainhart scored two goals, and Abigail Bensch, Rebecca Meeder and Allison Meeder each had one for the Eagles (5-3). Goalkeeper Meaghan Gillis earned the shutout.

Hilton Head Christian hosts Bible Baptist at 4 p.m. Monday.

Cardinal Newman 5, Hilton Head Prep 0: The defending SCISAA Class 3-A state champions rolled to victory against a Prep team coming off an overtime match the day before.

Eighth-grade goalie Emily Lacombe had 13 saves for Hilton Head Prep (2-2), which plays at Ashley Hall at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

TRACK & FIELD

Mellow Mushroom Relays: Beaufort High School girls had three first-place finishes in the meet at Wando High School where athletes competed with a team member to log one score in each individual event.

In the pole vault, Beaufort High's Amanda Barnes and Allison Crandel won with a combined total of 17 feet, 6 inches. In the long jump, the Eagles' Tiffany Robinson and Tamara Shields placed first at 33-8.

Beaufort High's other win Saturday came in the girls 4x200 relay.

Also, Tiffany Robinson and Dominique Douglas finished third in the triple jump.

Beaufort High's boys got a second-place finish in the shuttle hurdle relay, as Nate Parker, Michael Dickson, Malcolm Collins and Tony Winston clocked a time of 1:05.

Beaufort High's boys also took third in the 4x200 (Darian Chaplin, Desmond Howard, Winston, Dickson -- 1:31.5) and 4x400 (Chaplin, Winston, Parker, Howard -- 3:31).

Beaufort High returns to action Wednesday at Whale Branch.

Bob Hayes Invitational in Jacksonville: Shakil Gause had Battery Creek's highlight of the annual Jacksonville meet, setting a school record while finishing second in the boys shot put with a distance of 50 feet, 10 1/4 inches. He also took sixth in the discus.

Quamecha Morrison and Arionna Russell both placed for the Dolphins in the girls high jump, and David Partridge placed in the boys pole vault.

"It was a very good day for us," Battery Creek coach Tyrone Pierce sad. "We saw some great races."

Battery Creek Results

Boys shot put -- 2. Shakil Gause 50-10 1/4 (school record)

Boys discus -- 6. Gause 137-0

Girls high jump -- 4. Quamecha Morrison 4-10; 6. Arionna Russell 4-10

Boys pole vault -- 8. David Partridge 11-6

SOFTBALL

JV: Stratford 14, Beaufort High 3; Hanahan 5, Beaufort High 2; Beaufort High 10, Cane Bay 4

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