Prep Roundup, May 8: Battery Creek boys get first home playoff soccer win

sports@islandpacket.comMay 8, 2013 

BOYS SOCCER

Battery Creek 2, Wade Hampton 0: For the first time in school history, the Battery Creek boys soccer team won a home playoff game, as the Dolphins defeated Wade Hampton, 2-0, on Tuesday in the first round of the Class 2-A playoffs.

It was Battery Creek's third win over Wade Hampton in the past two weeks.

Oscar Tierrablanca opened the scoring for Battery Creek, scoring 8 1/2 minutes in off an assist from Caleb Campbell. Luis Castillo boosted the lead to two with his goal in the 43rd minute. Jimmy Sanchez had the assist.

Miguel Mejia made four saves for the shutout.

Next up for Battery Creek is defending state champion Academic Magnet. Dolphins coach John Perry is hoping his squad, which is banged up right now, can turn the tables on Academic Magnet after being shut out by the Raptors during the regular season.

"The players that I have that are limping are holding their own, and they are moving like they should be," Perry said. "They're playing like they're supposed to."

The second-round game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Academic Magnet.

Wando 4, Bluffton 0: The Bobcats were shut out by undefeated Wando in the opening round of the Class 4-A playoffs.

Bluffton finishes the season with a 10-11 record. Wando improves to 22-0.

GIRLS SOCCER

Hilton Head Christian Academy 3, Ben Lippen 0: Lexi Lainhart scored a pair of goals and Hannah Reynolds had another as the Eagles advanced to the SCISAA Class 3-A semifinals.

After a scoreless first half, Lainhart got the Eagles on the scoreboard in the 56th minute, putting in a header off a cross from Stevie Desimone.

Reynolds gave the Eagles a two-goal cushion in the 72nd minute, scoring off an assist from Allison Meeder.

Lainhart then put the game away in the in 77th minute, scoring on a breakaway.

Ben Lippen only managed two shots on goalkeeper Meaghan Gillis, who earned the shutout.

Hilton Head Christian (18-5) moves on to the SCISAA semifinals, playing at Heathwood Hall at 5 p.m. Thursday. Heathwood Hall was a 1-0 winner over Pinewood Prep in its first-round match Tuesday.

Beaufort Academy 11, Trinity-Byrnes 0: Miranda Weslake scored four goals, and eighth-grader Mary Keane added three to help the Eagles cruise in their SCISAA Class 2-A/1-A playoff opener.

Skyler Nuelle chipped in with two goals, and Courtney Smith and Mary Alice Strohmeyer each scored once.

About the only thing that didn't go right for the Eagles was pregame warmups, when starting goalkeeper Charlotte Delfosse was injured making a save. Her status for the next round is unknown.

In Delfosse's place, Hope Gray and Brynna Ferry combined for four saves in net.

The Eagles will host a state semifinal match at 4 p.m. Thursday against King's Academy.

BASEBALL

Thomas Heyward Academy 14, Williamsburg Academy 8: Zach Newton had a home run and a double, driving in four runs, as the Rebels won the first game at Kingstree in their SCISAA Class 2-A playoff series.

JD Tuten went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI for Thomas Heyward. Ryan Day and Evan Duncan each chipped in two hits and an RBI.

Winning pitcher Seth Jones struck out six over 6 1-3 innings. He allowed five hits.

The Rebels enjoyed a pair of big innings, scoring three times in the first and seven in the seventh.

The Stallions and Rebels travel to Ridgeland to play Game 2 of the best-of-three series at 6 p.m. today.

BOYS GOLF

Whale Branch: The Warriors wrapped up play in the Class 1-A state tournament in Bluffton, finishing with a two-day total of 923 at Pinecrest Golf Club.

Leading the way for Whale Branch in the second round was Michael Danztler with a 106. Also, Justin Rhode shot 109, Justin Pope carded a 116 and Austin Holbrook had 130.

Christ Church won the team title with a 613 total.

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