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South Florence girls soccer scoring at high rate early on

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Florence – Thanks to several early blowout victories, the South Florence girls soccer team is among the highest scoring teams in the state through the first month of the 2019 season.

South Florence won six of their first nine contests this spring, including a 1-2 start in region 6-AAAAA play. The Bruins, through nine matches, are averaging eight goals per match and have taken 166 shots.

South Florence posted huge wins over Darlington (16-3), Lake City (11-0), Marion (7-0), Crestwood (8-1), Wilson (7-0) and Conway (10-0). Their early losses came to Carolina Forest (8-4), White Knoll (11-1) and St. James (3-0).

Junior forward Alexa Cribb and sophomore midfielder Madison Hindman each have scored 17 goals already this spring. Hindman also has 11 assists while Cribb has assisted on nine goals.

Sophomore midfielder Lucy Starnes has 10 goals and 11 assists early on while sophomore Morgan Hucks has five goals and an assist. Senior Sarah Elvington, juniors Chandler Norman and Christi Hamoy, and sophomores Morgan Neal and Elana Bauer each have scored two goals. Hamoy is the regular goal keeper.

Other members of the team include senior defenders Ansley Harter and Kera Gerald; senior forward Michaela Jack; junior defender Jordyn Hughes; sophomore defender Katherine McCutchen, and sophomore forwards Mia Anderson and Logan Hucks.

The always competitive South Florence softball team is again off and running this spring. The Bruins are 7-1 overall and off to a 3-0 start in region play as of March 20. The team is hitting .312 with five early homers while posting a solid 2.98 team earned run average.

The ace of the pitching staff is Sidney Jacobs, who logs most of the work. Jacobs won her first five decisions with posting a 2.29 earned run average in 39 innings of work. Hailey Shields and Larissa Siders also see time in the circle.

 Gracelyn Flowers is setting a good pace offensively, hitting .429 with two homers and seven RBI in the first six games. MaKayla Arceneaux hit .412 with three doubles, two homers and nine RBI in the first six games, while Angelle Siders and Alexis Kirby hit .400 early, each with eight hits. Siders had nine stolen bases in six games while Kirby had six RBI, three doubles and a homer.

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