High School Sports

Prep Roundup, May 4: Beaufort Academy boys clinch region soccer title

BOYS SOCCER

Beaufort Academy 5, Cathedral Academy 0: Conner Akers scored twice as the Eagles captured the SCISAA Region 1-AA title over Cathedral Academy.

Beaufort Academy (5-7-1 overall, 3-1 region) and Cathedral finished with the same region record after splitting their two regular-season meetings, but the Eagles earned the region title by virtue of goal differential.

Mike Bhoi, Gibson Achurch and Michael Bible also scored goals, and keeper Zach Bachtell made six saves in the shutout.

The Eagles begin the SCISAA Class 1-A playoffs on Monday or Tuesday, hosting a first-round match.

Battery Creek 3, Wade Hampton 1: Luca Basuino scored a pair of goals, and Alan Escobar converted a penalty kick as the Dolphins concluded their regular season.

Escobar and William Lopez had assists, and goalie Miguel Mejia made eight saves for Battery Creek (12-4-1), which will host its first boys soccer playoff match at 5 p.m. Tuesday. North Myrtle Beach is the Dolphins' first-round opponent in the Class 3-A playoffs.

JV: Battery Creek 2, Wade Hampton 1

Hilton Head High 4, Berkeley 0: The Seahawks finished out the regular season -- and a perfect run through Region 7-AAA -- with a shutout of Berkeley.

Chris MacMurray scored two goals, and Eliot McPherson and Bennett Murphy had one each for Hilton Head High (13-3 overall, 8-0 region). The Seahawks are 32-1 in region play over the last three seasons.

Goalies Mike Ritterbeck, Brian Ludewig and Conner Goulet only needed to make one save combined for the shutout.

The Seahawks open the Class 3-A playoffs at 6 p.m. Tuesday, hosting St. James.

Beaufort High 4, Colleton County 2: Christian Faale and David Seguine each scored two goals as the Eagles wrapped up their season with a victory to finish at the .500 mark.

Goalkeeper Mack Stansell made eight saves, including one penalty kick, for the Eagles (7-7 overall, 4-4 Region 8-AAAA).

The Eagles, who will lose five seniors starters, did not qualify for the postseason.

JV: Beaufort High 9, Colleton County 0

GIRLS SOCCER

Beaufort High 5, Colleton County 0: Ashley Shoemaker and Grayson Lambert each scored two goals, and Elise Dean added another as the Eagles concluded their regular season with a perfect 8-0 mark in Region 8-AAAA.

Carson Moore made four saves for the shutout as Beaufort High (10-9) claimed the region title for the second straight year.

The Eagles will open the Class 4-A playoffs at 7 p.m. Monday, hosting either North Augusta or White Knoll at Beaufort Middle School.

Beaufort Academy 8, Cathedral Academy 0: Senior Madeleine Griffith scored two goals, while fellow seniors Shelby Mixson, Kelly Schnaubelt and Katie Kindwall each scored once as the Eagles finished up a perfect run through their SCISAA Region 1-AA schedule.

Senior Megan Kahn had two assists for the Eagles (10-5 overall, 4-0 region), who wait to find out their playoff draw. The SCISAA playoffs start Tuesday, but the Eagles could receive a first-round bye.

SOFTBALL

Thomas Heyward Academy 11, Cardinal Newman 1 (5 inn.): Kayla Canavan was 3 for 3 with a home run and five RBIs to power the Rebels to their 21st consecutive win.

Ashlie Layman was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and Taylor Ernestine went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Thomas Heyward (21-1).

Layman picked up the win, giving up one hit and striking out five in four innings. Ernestine struck out one in a hitless inning of relief.

The Rebels wrap up the regular season at 5 p.m. tonight against Marlboro Academy. The teams will play the end of an earlier suspended game before playing another full game.

The SCISAA playoffs begin next weekend in Lexington.

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