High School Sports

May 5, 2014

Cards breeze in SCISA opener opener

Defending champion Cardinal Newman thumps LMA in Monday's quarterfinal match.

Defending champion Cardinal Newman opened the SCISA Class 3A boys soccer state playoffs with a 5-0 win Monday over Laurence Manning Academy at George Watson Stadium.

The Cardinals (14-6-4) take on longtime postseason foe Pinewood Prep at home on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Hammond breezed by Wilson Hall 6-0 to advance to a semifinal game at Porter-Gaud on Wednesday while Heathwood Hall and Ben Lippen had their seasons come to a close. Pinewood Prep was a 6-0 winner over Heathwood Hall and P-G took care of the Falcons, 4-1.

The girls playoffs begin on Tuesday with top-ranked Cardinal Newman (9-4-2) and defending champion Heathwood Hall (8-9-1) hosting openers. CN takes on Porter-Gaud and the Highlanders meet Ashley Hall. Hammond and Ben Lippen are on the road against Pinewood Prep and Hilton Head Christian, respectively.

James Scheuer tallied a hat trick in the CN romp. He scored back-to-back goals off assists by Jack Stricker after a LMA own goal broke the ice. Scheuer closer the first-half scoring with a rebound goal. Cam Parker found the back of the net in the second half.

Heathwood Hall hosts the four SCISA championship matches on Saturday. The 3A girls final is at 3 p.m. followed by the boys title bout at 5 p.m.

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