High School Sports

Prep Roundup, May 10: Faale leads Beaufort High boys in playoff opener

BOYS SOCCER

Beaufort High 6, White Knoll 0: Christian Faale had a hat trick as the Eagles opened the Class 4-A playoffs with an easy match -- once they got past halftime.

Visiting White Knoll played Beaufort High even in the first half, going into the break with no goals on the scoreboard.

Coach Gabriel Nieves told his Eagles to keep the ball on the ground at halftime, and they listened.

With more passing and playmaking, it didn't take long for Beaufort High to break the scoreless draw, as Faale found the net six minutes into the second half. The floodgates opened after that, with the Eagles adding four more goals over the next four minutes.

Andrew Settlemire had a goal and three assists, and Kyle Clark and Alex Weller added goals in the second half. Ben Carey and Hector Garcia-Lopez each had one assist. Nick Manos and David Ardillo split time in goal, making two saves apiece in the shutout.

Beaufort High advances to a second-round match at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Eagles (16-2) will host James Island, which defeated West Florence, 1-0, in a first-round matchup.

Hilton Head High 11, Lakewood 0: Steven Rendon and Alvaro Aguilar each scored two goals as the Seahawks coasted into the second round of the Class 3-A playoffs.

Will McCarty, Manuel Medina, Harry Santiago, Robbie Iulo, Bennett Murphy, Ruben Romero and Jonathan Lougiuratto added goals for Hilton Head High (15-5-1), and goalkeeper Conner Goulet made three saves for the shutout.

"It honestly wasn't much of a game, obviously," Hilton Head High coach Wayne Quinlan said. "Our next game, or games, are going to be much, much tougher."

The Seahawks will host Socastee on Thursday. Socastee defeated Brookland-Cayce, 2-0, in its opening-round game.

Camden 2, Battery Creek 1: The hosts scored a tiebreaking goal late in the game to end the Dolphins' season in a Class 3-A playoff opener.

Manny Gonzalez scored for Battery Creek, with an assist going to Christopher Kokot.

Manuel Mejia made nine saves for the Dolphins (10-9).

Hardeeville 8, Burke 1: Alex Morales had three goals and two assists to lead the Hurricanes to victory in the first round of the Class 1-A playoffs. Adrian Morales contributed two goals and three assists, and Jorge Medina had two goals and two assists. Abe Lopez added a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who will host either Lincoln or Bamberg-Ehrhardt in a second-round game Thursday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Hilton Head Prep 4, Hammond 1: Hammond star Sarah Specter scored on a counterattack in the first half to put the visitors ahead, but Halie Parker had a hat trick in the second half to lift Hilton Head Prep to victory in the first round of the SCISAA Class 3-A playoffs.

"This has become our modus operandi of late, where we press and get a ton of shots yet find ourselves down a goal with our backs against the wall," Dolphins coach Chance Cook said.

Midfielder Amber Erkan played a strong two-way game, according to her coach, adding a goal in the win. Cook also cited the play of freshman Tory Henrichs, who assisted on two of Parker's goals, as a key to the win.

"We have tremendous leadership on this team, and I feel like we are playing our best soccer of the season at precisely the right time," Cook said.

Hilton Head Prep (13-2) will play at Cardinal Newman on Thursday in the SCISAA semifinals.

Heathwood Hall 2, Hilton Head Christian 0: Erin Ress scored a pair of goals and Lauren McCoy had the shutout in goal as host Heathwood Hall (12-7) ended the Eagles' season in the first round of the SCISAA Class 3-A playoffs.

Ashley Donaldson was in goal for Hilton Head Christian (9-10).

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