Chapin, Brookland-Cayce and Swansea advanced in the Class 3A girls soccer playoffs with first-round wins on Monday.
Chapin (17-5) thumped visiting Wade Hampton of Greenville 6-0 as leading scorer Danyelle Dye and Kendall Keel scored two goals apiece. The fifth-ranked Eagles face Daniel at home in second-round play on Wednesday. Dye has been on a tear of late, going over the 25-goal mark with 10 tallies in her last five outings. Jordan Broadway and Alainah Farrell tallied single goals vs. the Generals.
Brookland-Cayce (13-7-1) also had an easy time in a 7-0 first-round rout of Battery Creek. Nellie Phillips had two goals for the 11th ranked Bearcats, while Sarah Johnson, Kimmie Batson, Jaya Wall, Charity McDaniel and Kalyn Brazell scored one goal each. Phillips, Batson and Johnson are the team scoring leaders. B-C hosts Myrtle Beach in the second round.
Swansea (13-6) sent Region 7-3A champion Bluffton packing with a 4-1 win on the road. The Tigers may have been a lower seed, but had the high ranking coming in, so to say it was an upset might be an overstatement. Swansea jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half and were on cruise control after the break. Goals by Franki Jumper, Haley Meredith and Yaira Mota in the first half made life easier for keeper Shannon Slyman, who lost her shutout bid in the 66th minute.
Airport, Camden, A.C. Flora, and Lugoff-Elgin were eliminated with first-round losses. Emily Natoli’s goal in the fifth minute set the tone for Hilton Head in a 5-1 home win over Airport. A.C. Flora dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker at home to 10th ranked Greenville. Region 6-3A champion Camden lost 3-2 at home to Socastee. Kaney Steele and India Robinson had the Bulldogs goals. Robinson’s penalty-kick tally gave her a final goal count of 29.