MB soccer

The Socastee Braves fought hard Tuesday night but couldn’t overcome River Bluff’s speed, falling 2-0 in the AAAA lower state championship game.

The Myrtle Beach boys soccer team showed why they’re ranked number one Tuesday night.

Playing at Hilton Head, the Seahawks came away with a 4-3 win but it wasn’t easy.

It came down to a penalty kick shootout before Myrtle Beach punched their ticket to Saturday’s state AAA championship game against Chapin.

Monday night’s game ended in regulation with a 3-3 tie.

But after two 10 minute overtimes and two five minute sudden death periods, Myrtle Beach’s Foster Russell nailed the winning penalty kick.

Saturday’s championship battle will be at Irmo High School near Columbia at 1:30 p.m.

Myrtle Beach Girls Soccer

The Lady Seahawks didn’t fare as well Monday night at Hilton Head, losing 1-0.

The two powerhouses battled to a scoreless tie for the first half. But Hilton Head scored about halfway through the second half and it was enough to carry them into Saturday’s state championship game.

The loss brought an end to Myrtle Beach’s 12-game winning streak and an outstanding season.

Socastee Boys Soccer

The Socastee boys soccer team hosted River Bluff Tuesday night, hoping to earn a Saturday road trip to the state AAAA championship.

But River Bluff had other ideas, keeping the strong Braves team at bay with a 2-0 shutout.

The win gives River Bluff a trip to Irmo Saturday evening and put a halt to Socastee’s 20-game winning run.

River Bluff used a physical and speedy attack to hold off the usually potent Brave squad.

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