High School Sports

Beaufort Academy girls fall in SCISAA soccer finals

A pair of late goals sent Beaufort Academy home disappointed after a 3-2 loss to Oakbrook Prep of Spartanburg in Saturday's SCISAA Class 1-A/2-A girls soccer championship match at Stone Stadium in Columbia.

Miranda Weslake staked the Eagles to a 2-1 advantage in the second half, but the Knights broke loose just over a minute later to tie the score at two.

They went ahead for good a few minutes later.

"That goal really took the wind out of our sails," Beaufort Academy coach David Byrne said of the tying goal. "... It was frustrating to lose after having the lead twice."

Alison Alvarez gave Beaufort Academy a 1-0 lead with a goal in the early stages of the opening half.

Oakbrook Prep netted the equalizer to send the teams to halftime tied 1-1.

Charlotte Delfosse made 11 saves for Beaufort Academy, which advanced after defeating King's Academy 3-0 in Tuesday's semifinals.

The Eagles finished the season with an 11-6 record.

"It was a great season; we lost to a very good team," Byrne said. "We played a very good game, and being on that stage was a learning experience for our younger players."

Byrne said Beaufort Academy loses two key seniors off this team in Shelby Mixson and Madeline Griffith.

The Eagles lost in the state finals for the second season in a row, after falling to Lowcountry Prep in 2011.

Oakbrook Prep was playing in its first state championship game since winning the title in 2008.