The Georgetown boys varsity soccer team ended their region slate on a sour note, falling to Academic Magnet 6-0 at Georgetown High School April 9.
The Bulldogs will miss the playoffs in their first season in Class 3A Region 7, moving to 1-9 in region play while Academic Magnet moves to 7-1 in region play and are tied for first in the region with Bishop England.
Georgetown head coach Chris Hapeshis said his team battle in region play.
“We battled. This team and Bishop England were really the only two teams that dominated us,” he said. “We lost four games by one goal each. We have to use it as a learning experience.”
Academic Magnet struck first 10 minutes into the match with a goal by Bryan Bracy to put the Raptors up 1-0. The Raptors added another goal before Bracy collected his second goal of the game to give his team a 3-0 lead before halftime.
Hapeshis said Academic Magnet was able to control the pace of the game.
“We just aren’t at that level yet,” he said. “Possession happens because of things you do without the ball. Possession happens because you are moving off the ball. They do that well and we don’t do that so well.”
The Raptors didn’t let up in the second half, scoring three more goals in the second half from three different players.
The Bulldogs will wrap up regular season play with two home games, the first against Andrews tomorrow. Georgetown will celebrate their seniors Thursday against Philip Simmons.
“I told them to take what we learned from this loss tonight and put it to use against two teams we can possess the ball against,” Hapeshis said.
The Georgetown girls varsity soccer season ended their region schedule April 9, falling to Academic Magnet 6-0 at Georgetown High School. The Bulldogs will miss the South Carolina High School League playoffs with an 0-6 record in Class 3A Region 7 and moved to 3-9 overall.
The Lady Raptors improve to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in region play.
The Lady Bulldogs defense held strong the first 25 minutes of the first half until Academic Magnet scored with 16 minutes remaining in the half. The Raptors would add three more goals in the final 10 minutes of the half to take a 4-0 lead.
Despite allowing four goals, Georgetown goalkeeper Alston Nash made several saves to keep the Raptors to only four goals.
Academic Magnet controlled possession in the 30-minute second half and added two goals.
The Bulldogs will wrap up their season with a home game against Andrews tomorrow evening. Georgetown defeated Andrews 3-2 earlier in the season.