Friday, March 7, 2014
The Green Wave boys’ soccer team worked out against some stiff competition last weekend.
Summerville traveled to the midlands to compete in the Lexington High School pre-season tournament. The Green Wave battled a pair of teams to a tie and lost two contests.
“It was a competitive tournament,” Summerville coach Jason Rasner said. “The boys played well and we had a strong showing in spite of not getting good results.”
On Friday night, Summerville faced AC Flora in a scrimmage that ended in a 0-0 tie.
On Saturday afternoon, Summerville played Aiken and lost a close game 0- 1. On Saturday night, the Green Wave went up against SCISA power Cardinal Newman and fought for a 2-2 tie.
On Sunday, the Green Wave met Class AAAA defending state champion Lexington on the pitch and lost 0-2.
Lextington and Aiken are Top 15 teams in the eurosportsscoreboard.com South Carolina 4-A poll. A.C. Flora is ranked 10th in the 3-A poll and Cardinal Newman is the top ranked team in the SCISA 3-A poll.
Returning lettermen Chris Miller and David Kennedy provided the Green Wave goals in the tournament.
Ashton Tanner, a returner at goalkeeper, made some nice saves including a stop on a penalty kick in the game against Lexington.
Summerville also scrimmaged West Ashley Feb. 18 and came out on top 2-1.
The Green Wave participates in the Rotary Classic preseason tournament in Mt. Pleasant Saturday and opens its season at 7 p.m. March 11 at Hilton Head. Summerville’s home opener is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 18 when the Green Wave will host Stratford.