LYNCHBURG, Va. — Ricky Garbanzo came up one goal short of a hat trick, scoring two and dishing out one assist as Coastal Carolina blew by rival Liberty 3-0 in men’s soccer.
The Chants dominated on offense recording 18 shots on goal compared to Liberty’s three. Goalie Federico Bertele played the full 90 minutes and was left with little to do for the 18th-ranked Chanticleers.
Goal number three was scored by midfielder Matt Risher, who scored on his only shot on goal and supplied an assist as well.
Aside from a sound win, the Chants appeared a little sloppy on defense drawing four offsides penalties. The win brings Coastal’s record to 5-1-2, 2-0 in the Big South Conference.
High school girls tennis
• (At) Socastee 7, North Myrtle Beach 0 | Socastee swept the Chiefs in seven matches at home. The Braves prepare for St. James this afternoon, then they will prepare to take on reigning Region VIII-AAA champions Myrtle Beach next week.
Singles – Rachel Gresko (S) d. Amber Miney 6-0, 6-0; Anna Brice-Cox (S) d. Caitlyn Wolf 6-1, 6-2; Jordan Wesel (S) d. Ann Coggashall 6-1, 6-2; Olivia Patton (S) d. Makala Gore 6-0, 6-3; Ashlyn Burns (S) d. K’marin Vereen 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles – Rachel Gresko/Jordan Wesel (S) d. Amber Mincey/Caitlyn Wolf 8-6; Haley Duvall/Sydney Presley (S) d. Cameron Parker/Jessica Beasley 6-1, 6-1.
Records – Socastee: 6-0.
High school volleyball
• Conway 3, (at) South Florence 0 | The Tigers opened up Region VI-AAAA play with a win over South Florence 25-15, 25-11, 25-16 on Tuesday.
Conway (6-3, 1-0 Region VI-AAAA) was led by Madison Gore, who had six kills, five service aces and eight digs. Ryley Hughes had 24 assists and Bridgette Harper added nine kills and two blocks for the Tigers.