ROUNDUP: Stratford claims share share of Region 7-AAAAA soccer title | Prep Sports

Stratford High School’s boys soccer team dominated Wando High School, 5-2, to earn a share of Region 7-AAAAA title on April 29. The Knights and Wando are co-region champions but Wando is the No. 1 playoff seed from the region by virtue of a tiebreaker. Stratford is the second seed.

Bryan Diaz found the back of the net three times for Stratford while Josue Dasilva and Terrence Seals added the other goals. The Knights (11-6) scored four goals in the second half to break a 1-1 tie.

“It still feels a little unreal how well that game went,” Stratford coach Jessie Stament said. “It was mostly in the second half. We just started putting away our opportunities. It was awesome. Just to see the joy on the kids’ faces is a moment I will never forget. ”

Stament said he believed it was the Knights’ first win over Wando since the mid-1990’s and the first time they’ve won or shared a region title in boys soccer.

Stament’s club was set to host West Ashley on May 2 in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs (after press time). A second-round match would be on May 4 at top-seeded Chapin High School or at home against fourth-seeded Sumter High School.

The win was the eighth straight for Stratford.

“To get a win like that on the road against one of the upper class teams in the state gives us a boost of confidence,” Stament said. “As much as we want to celebrate, our goals aren’t done yet.”

Other Region 7-AAAAA boys soccer teams in the playoffs are third-seeded Cane Bay and fourth-seeded Goose Creek. The Cobras travel to Fort Dorchester on May 2 while the Gators go to top-seeded Ashley Ridge.

In girls soccer, second-seeded Cane Bay hosts third-seeded Fort Dorchester on May 3 while fourth-seeded Stratford goes to top-seeded Ashley Ridge. Third-seeded Berkeley travels to West Ashley.

Cane Bay boys soccer 5,

Berkeley 2

Junior Aedan Bowers scored two goals as Cane Bay’s boys soccer team defeated Berkeley, 5-2, in a Region 7-AAAAA match on April 27.

The Cobras then fell to Wando, 3-0, on April 28.

Cane Bay girls soccer 4,

Berkeley 3

Kara Perkins scored twice and the Cane Bay girls soccer team edged Berkeley on April 27 in a Region 7-AAAAA match. Natalya Hahn and Mia Cook added goals for Cane Bay.

Cane Bay fell to Wando, 9-0, on April 28.

Stratford boys tennis 5,

Fort Dorchester 2

Jonathan Anderson, Brady Hurd, William Agostinelli and Reed Tetor won in singles play to power Stratford past Fort Dorchester in the opening round of the Class AAAAA tennis playoffs on April 26.

Anderson and Salters won at No. 1 doubles for the Stratford.

The Knights ended the season on April 28 at top-seeded River Bluff with a 6-0 loss in the second round.


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