The Bluffton boys soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class 4-A playoffs after a 3-2 win Tuesday over Stratford on the road.
The Bobcats (16-6) got goals from Akeel Crooks, Sage Cross (assisted by Omar Govea) and Ken Mayo (assisted by Cross).
Sophomore goalkeeper Steven Dimaria made five saves between the posts, including four that Bluffton head coach Josh Fox called, "gigantic."
"He's the reason we're riding home happy right now," Fox said.
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Bishop England 3, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 0: The Jaguars were eliminated from the Class 2-A playoffs.
Wando 8, Bluffton 0 (Monday): The Bobcats were eliminated Monday night by top-seeded Wando.
West Ashley 1, Beaufort High 0 (Monday): The Wildcats scored on a penalty kick a minute and a half into the game on and made it stand up. The Eagles finish the season 11-10-1.
Bluffton time set: Game 1 of Friday night's Class 4-A Lower State Championship hosted by Bluffton is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Bluffton will face the winner of Wednesday's game between Wando and Summerville. The Bobcats will advance to the state championship with a win. Should they lose, there will be a second game Friday. Bluffton must lose twice to be eliminated.
Hilton Head Island home match moved: The Class 3-A Lower State Championshiip hosted by Hilton Head Island High School has been moved from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be played at Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort.
The change is a result of testing at Wilson High School and travel considerations.