22nd Palmetto Cup opens on Monday

04/11/2014 12:23 PM

04/11/2014 12:25 PM

The 22nd annual Palmetto Cup soccer tournament runs Monday through Thursday at Brookland-Cayce. The elite spring break event is in its final run at The Cage facility before moving across campus to the school’s new, state-of-the art, soccer-friendly stadium on Knox Abbott Drive.

The 12-team field features just one out-of-state team – Farragut. The Tennessee school is no stranger to Cayce with the highest winning percentage of any Cup entry with at least 20 appearances (18-4-2, .792). Farragut, however, has never won a Cup title, though it did reach the finals in its first visit in 2006.

The in-state field in a strong one, including Midlands entries Irmo, Blythewood, Lexington, Dreher and host Brookland-Cayce. Irmo is making its second appearance at the Palmetto Cup, the first under new coach Matt Brophy. The defending Class 4A state champion Yellow Jackets are currently ranked No. 4 and tied for first place in Region 4-4A with sixth-ranked Blythewood. Lexington lost to Irmo in a thrilling state championship match last spring and is ranked fifth on the big school list. B-C in ranked No. 2 in Class 3A.

The field also features Wando, which is looking to become the second three-time Cup champion and the first team to win three in a row.

All games through Wednesday will be at The Cage. The Granby field will be used for some matches on Thursday.

The Palmetto Cup schedule:


Blythewood vs. Dreher, 10 a.m.; Irmo vs. Wade Hampton, noon; Gaffney vs. Wando, 2 p.m.; Lexington vs. Wilson, 4 p.m.; Brookland-Cayce vs. Chester, 6 p.m.; Farragut vs. Fort Mill, 8 p.m.


Wade Hampton vs. Chester, 10 a.m.; Wando vs. Blythewood, noon; Dreher vs. Gaffney, 2 p.m.; Wilson vs. Farragut, 4 p.m.; Lexington vs. Fort Mill, 6 p.m.; Irmo vs. Brookland-Cayce, 8 p.m.


Dreher vs. Wando, 10 a.m.; Irmo vs. Chester, noon; Blythewood vs. Gaffney, 2 p.m.; Lexington vs. Farragut, 4 p.m.; Brookland-Cayce vs. Wade Hampton, 6 p.m.; Fort Mill vs. Wilson, 8 p.m.


Semifinal matches at The Cage and Granby, 9 a.m.; 11th place match, 11 a.m. (Granby); 9th place match, 11 a.m. (Cage); 7th place match, 12:30 p.m. (Granby); 5th place match, 12:30 p.m. (Cage); 3rd place match, 2 p.m. (Cage); Championship match, 3:45 p.m. (Cage).

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