High School Soccer

Hilton Head's MacMurray, Crick playing in Clash of Carolinas soccer matches

ccox@islandpacket.comJuly 5, 2013 

Chris MacMurray and Emily Crick have exhausted their eligibility with the Hilton Head Island High School soccer teams, but the pair of state champions still has at least one more match to play as Seahawks representatives.

The two standouts are set to play in the seventh annual Clash of the Carolinas on Saturday afternoon at Daniel Island's Blackbaud Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery professional soccer team.

The matches, which are hosted by the High School Soccer Coaches Associations of North Carolina and South Carolina, pit the best players each state has to offer against one another. It is the only interstate all-star soccer match of its kind in the country and features some of the top senior prep soccer players the two states have to offer.

MacMurray, a Georgia Southern signee, will look to help the boys team pull even in the series at 1 p.m. North Carolina holds a 2-1-3 edge in the rivalry and shut out the Sandlappers 1-0 a year ago.

Crick, a Winthrop signee, will try to help the South Carolina club make a dent in its 5-1 deficit in the series. The Tar Heels took home a 2-1 triumph last summer.

The girls game is slated for a 3 p.m. start.

MacMurray and Crick have taken home their share of accolades since joining the Hilton Head High soccer teams. Both earned player of the year honors in 2012 from The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, and each capped their senior seasons with state championships. It was the third in a row for Crick and the girls team. MacMurray scored the game-winning penalty kick in a 1-0 victory over Eastside to deliver the boys' first state title.

Tickets are $10 for the pair of all-star matches but can also be seen online via live stream thanks to Tourbeau Sports Group of Charleston.

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