Friday's best on the pitch

March 21, 2014 

Friday’s spotlight matches:

Boys soccer

River Bluff at Dreher

The first-year Gators are off to a 7-1 start under former Irmo coach Phil Savitz and are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A. River Bluff, fresh from a 3-0 Region 4-3A win over sixth-ranked A.C. Flora. Gian Ortega, Mark Hoog and Matthieu Jean-Baptiste took care of the scoring … Dreher (4-3, 3-0) can take over sole possession of first place in the region with a win over the rookie squad. The Blue Devils posted another region win on Tuesday – a 4-0 success against Camden with Darian McKnight scoring two goals.

Chapin at Brookland-Cayce

The Class 3A, second-ranked Bearcats (6-2) finally have their first game of the season on home turf – The Cage. B-C is fresh from a 2-0 win at Dutch Fork on Tuesday with Joel Salcedo and Aaron Brady doing the scoring honors … Seventh-ranked Chapin provides the opposition in an interesting non-region match. The Eagles blasted Lower Richland 13-0 in a Region 4-3A outing earlier in the week with Nadar Almassri scoring four goals. Chandler Corley leads Chapin in scoring with six goals and four assists for 16 points.

Girls soccer

Dreher at River Bluff

Host River Bluff is 3-2 and ranked No. 7 in the latest Class 3A rankings. It’s been a feast-or-famine kind of season for the Gators so far. All three wins have been shutouts – the two most recent being 1-0 verdicts. River Bluff has not scored in its two losses … Dreher is one of four Region 4-3A teams in the top seven spots in the poll. The Blue Devils, however, will find out where they stand in the next three 4-3A outings against River Bluff, A.C. Flora and Chapin.

Chapin at Brookland-Cayce

It’s a good Class 3A top 10 non-region match at The Cage. Third-ranked Chapin is 6-1, losing only to Blythewood at the preseason Viking Cup tournament. No. 10 Brookland-Cayce has not played since dropping games to Bishop England and Academic Magnet in a Lowcountry trip last weekend.

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