SCHSL boys and girls soccer state championships at Irmo High School

IRMO — The SCHSL state soccer championships have begun at Irmo High School just north of downtown Columbia.

Friday was packed full of excitement — Powdersville’s girls, Daniel’s boys and both teams from Eastside all competed for state championships.

Here is the live updates, roundup and recap of the SCHSL state soccer championships in Columbia:

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4A girls: Eastside falls to James Island

The Eagles trailed 2-0 at the half against James Island. Both goals were scored by James Island sophomore Alexis Spivey.

James Island dominated again in the second half and defeated Eastside 5-0 to win the state title. The Trojans were led by Spivey, who’s two early goals in the first half set the tone for a dominant performance.

The Trojans have now won back-to-back state championships in AAAA.

3A boys: Daniel prevails in PKs, wins first boys soccer title since 2003

Daniel prevailed in a penalty shootout over Brookland-Cayce for the Class AAA title. Daniel won the match after it started nearly four hours previously and was delayed due to weather.

It is the Lions’ first state championship in boys soccer since 2003.

After Daniel stormed to a 2-0 lead against Brookland-Cayce on Friday afternoon, things turned. The Lions fell behind in regulation, 3-2, after giving up three straight goals in the second half.

Lions’ senior Liam Desjardins scored from nearly half field on a free kick to tie the game with just under two minutes left in regulation and send it to overtime. Daniel finished its season with a 22-5 overall record. The Lions now have won five boys’ soccer state titles.

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3A girls: Powdersville loses to Oceanside Collegiate

Powdersville lost 4-0 to Oceanside Collegiate, ending the season with a 19-1 overall record.

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“We came in at the beginning of the season and (state) was our goal,” coach Colin Melton said postgame. “We said, ‘hey, let’s win region and then let’s get to state,’ and we fell short of that last goal of winning state. But they gave it 100 percent and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

Check back for updates. Joe Dandron and Joshua Miller cover high school athletics for The Anderson Independent-Mail and The Greenville News.

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Live updates: SCHSL boys and girls soccer state championships


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