For the first time in over a decade, the Wando boys soccer team will not compete in the third round of the playoffs.

A Brenton Davis goal in the 48th minute lifted Dutch Fork, the No. 3 seed from Region 5-AAAA, to a 2-1 upset win over the Warriors on Thursday at Wando Stadium in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

Wando entered the contest with an undefeated record and a co-No. 1 national ranking among high schools that play soccer in the spring, according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

“For this program, if we’re not in the finals, it’s a disappointment,” said Warriors coach Shilo Tisdale.

The seventh-year Wando coach was quick to cite his team’s inability to score.

Body: “It was a lot like last year’s state final,” said Tisdale, whose squad dropped that contest to J.L. Mann by an identical score. “I thought we had a lot of chances. We just couldn’t find the back of the net.

Body: That was my worry from Day 1,” he continued. “Granted, we would win games by three, four, five goals. But there was still opportunity after opportunity that we just didn’t put away.”

Body: Andrew Davis’ well-struck shot provided the Warriors with an early advantage in the eighth minute.

Body: The Silver Foxes’ Graham Jermstad equalized 11 minutes later, and the contest would remain deadlocked until Davis slipped a through-ball under onrushing Wando goalkeeper John Milligan for the decisive tally.

Body: It was the first time the senior-laden Warriors allowed more than a single goal in a game this season.

Body: “A miscommunication in the midfield allowed them to counter and put that away,” Tisdale said. “When that happened, again, we had them bunkered in their half and just couldn’t score.”

Body: Sam Ross rounded Dutch Fork netminder Kyle Brosius with 27:13 left but couldn’t reach the ball. Eric Clark, a College of Charleston signee, followed a minute later with a dangerous volley before Davis’ glancing header missed just wide from close range.

Body: The Region 7-AAAA champs faced an increasingly difficult task when Darby Martins received his second yellow card with 8:38 on the clock, forcing Wando down to 10 players for the remainder of the contest.

Body: Steven Mitchell narrowed missed the frame with under two minutes left in what was the Warriors’ last scoring opportunity. The final whistle blew shortly thereafter, abruptly ending the Warriors’ season with a 22-1 record.

Body: Dutch Fork (16-5-1) will travel to Fort Dorchester Saturday in third-round action.

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zAgHeadSm: Dutch Fork 2, Wando 1

zAgateIn: Goals: DF—Jermstad 1, Davis 1. W— Davis. Records: Wando 22-1. Dutch Fork 16-5-1. Next: Dutch Fork at Fort Dorchester on Saturday in the third round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

team’s inability to score.

“It was a lot like last year’s state final,” said Tisdale, whose squad dropped that contest to J.L. Mann by an identical score. “I thought we had a lot of chances. We just couldn’t find the back of the net.

That was my worry from Day 1,” he continued. “Granted, we would win games by three, four, five goals. But there was still opportunity after opportunity that we just didn’t put away.”

Andrew Davis’ well-struck shot provided the Warriors with an early advantage in the eighth minute.

The Silver Foxes’ Graham Jermstad equalized 11 minutes later, and the contest would remain deadlocked until Davis slipped a through-ball under onrushing Wando goalkeeper John Milligan for the decisive tally.

It was the first time the senior-team’s inability to score.

“It was a lot like last year’s state final,” said Tisdale, whose squad dropped that contest to J.L. Mann by an identical score. “I thought we had a lot of chances. We just couldn’t find the back of the net.

That was my worry from Day 1,” he continued. “Granted, we would win games by three, four, five goals. But there was still opportunity after opportunity that we just didn’t put away.”

Andrew Davis’ well-struck shot provided the Warriors with an early advantage in the eighth minute.

The Silver Foxes’ Graham Jermstad equalized 11 minutes later, and the contest would remain deadlocked until Davis slipped a through-ball under onrushing Wando goalkeeper John Milligan for the decisive tally.

It was the first time the senior-laden Warriors allowed more than a single goal in a game this season.

“A miscommunication in the midfield allowed them to counter and put that away,” Tisdale said. “When that happened, again, we had them bunkered in their half and just couldn’t score.”

Sam Ross rounded Dutch Fork netminder Kyle Brosius with 27:13 left but couldn’t reach the ball. Eric Clark, a College of Charleston signee, followed a minute later with a dangerous volley before Davis’ glancing header missed just wide from close range.

The Region 7-AAAA champs faced an increasingly difficult task when Darby Martins received his second yellow card with 8:38 on the clock, forcing Wando down to 10 players for the remainder of the contest.

Steven Mitchell narrowed missed the frame with under two minutes left in what was the Warriors’ last scoring opportunity. The final whistle blew shortly thereafter, abruptly ending the Warriors’ season with a 22-1 record.

Dutch Fork (16-5-1) will travel to Fort Dorchester on Saturday in third-round action.

DUTCH FORK 2, WANDO 1

Goals: DF—Jermstad 1, Davis 1. W— Davis. Records: Wando 22-1. Dutch Fork 16-5-1. Next: Dutch Fork at Fort Dorchester on Saturday in the third round of the Class AAAA playoffs.