Brunswick High’s boys soccer team opened up the season with two wins to begin the 2020 season. The Pirates won its opening match against Ware County on Monday 3-0 and the second match 10-0 over McIntosh County Academy on Tuesday.
Against the Gators, Alex Ortiz scored the first goal for the pirates off a deflected ball from Denilson Carcamo about five minutes into the match. Ramses Hernandez scored the second goal for the Pirates off a penalty kick after he got fouled in the box.
The final goal came from Oscar Cruz, who dribbled past several defenders before hitting a similar corner shot he made in the Pirates scrimmage.
“We were able to fix some of our defensive issues that we had during the scrimmage,’ Brunswick High coach Daniel Szokoly said.” “We worked on defensive shape all week, and it was much improved from last week. Our back line stepped up tonight. We were able to keep them to two or three shots on goal and our keepers. Jack Breslin and Roberto Bejarano had clean sheets. As a coach, it was nice seeing the versatility of the attack.”
The night after the match against the Gators, Brunswick traveled to McIntosh County Academy and made school history. Brunswick defeated the Buccaneers 10-0, and for the first time in Pirate history, they mercy-ruled an opponent.
Seven different Pirates scored against the Buccaneers.
Junior Adam Smallwood scored two goals, and the final three goals were a hat trick for freshman Caleb Faulk. Matt Merritt, Mason Palmer, Jack Huynh, Oscar Cruz, and Alex Ortiz all scored one goal for the Pirates.
Smallwood, Hernandez, Palmer, Marlin Clinch and Carcamo all recorded assists in the match as well.
“The game was pretty lopsided, but it let me play a lot of players that usually come off the bench,” Szokoly said. “The guys had a lot of momentum coming off of beating Ware, and I can tell they’re going to have a great season. They’ve been jelling really well together.”
Brunswick’s spreading the wealth early this season as 10 different guys have scored goals this season.
“We’ve scored 18 goals from 10 different players,” Szokoly said. “It shows me we have threats from all angles, so it’s harder for teams to defend against.”
The Pirates are 2-0 on the season and will hit the road again on Thursday to take on Groves High with the game set to begin at 7 p.m.
SCB: Glynn Academy boys soccer show strong offensive start to 2020
Glynn Academy’s boys soccer team began it’s 2020 season against Tattnall County with a big 10-2 win on Tuesday. The Red Terrors tied with Lakeside Evans 2-2 on Friday night.
Seven different Red Terrors scored in the match against Tattnall. The leading scorer was Simon Vandoxel, as he scored three goals.
Gray Sasser was close behind him as he made two goals. Jack Dowell, Chase Gabriel, Lucas Acevedo, Jonathan Sasser, and Edwin Ortiz each scored one goal.
The Red Terrors started their match against Lakeside Evans hot and jumped up 2-0 on the Panthers. Vandoxel scored the first goal unassisted and Acevedo scored the second one off an assist by Dowell.
Lakeside Evans scored off two set pieces, and it was 2-2 at halftime.
Coach Bobby Brockman said that his guys had some opportunities, but missed some shots. Neither team could get it in the goal resulting in the Red Terrors first tie of the season.
Glynn Academy is 1-0-1 on the season, and up next for the Red Terrors will be a non-region match set to start at 7 p.m. against Benedictine Military School at home on Tuesday.
BKC: Coastal Basketball sweeps Johnson & Wales
Both the men’s and women’s Coastal Georgia basketball teams were victorious over Johnson & Wales University Saturday afternoon.
The women broke records against the Wildcats as they won 84-59.
Coastal made a record-breaking 29 free throws in the game against Johnson & Whales. The Mariners went 29-41 from the foul line.
Kaliyah Little, Alexis Forbes, Quira Porter and Solrun Gisladottir were the four Mariners to finish with double-digit points.
Little led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Porter and Gisladottir added 14 points and Forbes had a career-high 12 points. She went 3-of-3 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line. Porter finished with a double-double as she collected 10 boards for the Mariners.
Coastal’s women’s team is now 17-6 overall and 11-3 in Sun Conference play.
Coastal’s men had to take Johnson and Wales to overtime to get the victory but won 96-88.
Jordan Parks put on a show for the Mariners as he led the team in scoring. He collected the first double-double of his career as he scored a career-high 30 points and added 17 rebounds.
Jaylen Smallwood was one point shy of Parks as he tallied 29 points. He went 18-of-19 from the free throw line.
The Mariners are now 13-13 overall and 6-8 in conference play. They’re also on a three-game winning streak.
Up next for the Mariners will be Florida Memorial University on Thursday with the women’s tipoff slated for 5:30 p.m.