The Myrtle Beach girls lacrosse team received a boost from junior Kailey Flannelly on Friday night.
Flannelly, a student at The Scholars Academy, scored seven goals, but it wasn’t enough as the Seahawks fell to St. James 12-9 in both teams' inaugural game.
“Kailey has been playing lacrosse almost her whole life,” Myrtle Beach coach Morgan Desmond said. “It’s nice to have a few core players to lead the team. Kailey is definitely our offensive leader. She’s quick with her cuts, she takes awesome shots and she’s been a huge help getting our first-year players introduced to the game. She’s excited to be on the field.”
Taylor Riga and Madison Beckman also scored for the Seahawks, whose opener was spoiled by the Sharks.
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“It’s disappointing to lose, but this was our first game and the girls kicked butt,” Desmond said. “I’m really proud of them. We’re excited to play Wando [on Saturday].”
In a David vs. Goliath-type matchup, the Seahawks travel to take on Wando, the defending Class AAAA state champions, at noon.
“We just started this program two months ago, so for this being the first time they actually played against another team, I’m proud,” Desmond said. “They were all on fire and were pumped up after the game saying they can’t wait to go again [Saturday]. We’re just trying to get better each day.”