The Socastee boys lacrosse team was flustered in the first half of its season opener on Thursday.
Things changed for the Braves in the second half.
Down 5-2 at halftime, Socastee received a couple of quick goals from Connor Moxley and senior Nick Borriello to start the second half, and the Braves pulled off a come-from-behind 9-6 victory over Academic Magnet.
“We were anxious in the first half with it being our first game, but we really settled down in the second half,” Socastee coach Matt Fox said. “The senior leadership displayed by JC Bulleman, Nick Borriello and Roby Haynes kind of settled us down and our defense really set the tone, holding them to one goal in the second half was big; it let our offense do what they do. They moved the ball.”
Borriello finished with five goals and one assist, Moxley scored three goals to go along with two assists and Alex Dowd scored one goal for the Braves (1-0).
“We were playing smart [in the second half],” Fox said. “It started off with a couple of goals by Connor and Nick came up huge late in the game. Also Luke Bauerle, Jacob Perrit and Ross Mashburn really settled us in.”
SOC: Nick Borriello 5, Connor Moxley 3, Alex Dowd 1. AM: Andrew Alberg 3, Nate Schlosser 1, Kyle Saavedra 1, Charles Rainero 1.
SOC: Borriello 1, Moxley 2. AM: Alberg 1, Schlosser 2.
SOC: Nick Robles (5). AM: Henry Flowers (6).
Socastee 1-0, Academic Magnet 0-1.
Coastal Carolina track
Amirah Al-Bayyinah led Coastal’s team performance in the long jump and the Coastal Carolina women are in second place after the first day of the Big South Championships.
Al-Bayyinah won the long jump and was among four Chanticleers to place among the top five in the event, providing Coastal with 25 of its 46, according to a news release.. Liberty is in first with 68.5 points.
Al-Bayyinah captured her second Big South indoor title, her third conference crown overall and her first in the long jump with a jump of 5.68 meters, according to the release.
Teammates Teka Simpson (5.56), Kelila Naules (5.48) and Courtney Lawson (5.48)backed up Al-Bayyinah by finishing third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Letitia Saayman took second place in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 9:52.68. Teammate Kyla van Graan took fourth place in 9:57.28 .
Saayman also led the distance medley relay team to second place with a time of 12:20.04. She was joined by Takeyra Jenkins-Dodd, LaChelsie Thomas and Rachel Byrd.