Northwood Academy, Pinewood Prep and Porter-Gaud go after SCISA soccer titles
Porter-Gaud vs. Pinewood Prep, arguably SCISA’s top rivalry, moves to the soccer pitch today to decide the Class AAA boys’ state champion.
SCISA State Championship Soccer Schedule
at Stone Stadium, Columbia
Beaufort Academy at Oakbrook Prep, 11:30 a.m.
Porter-Gaud vs. Cardinal Newman, 4:30 p.m.
Oakbrook Prep vs. Northwood Academy, 2 p.m.
Porter-Gaud vs. Pinewood Prep, 7 p.m.
The Cyclones and Panthers culminate a day of soccer finals as the league crowns its state champs at the University of South Carolina’s Stone Field.
The Porter-Gaud girls also go for a state title when the Cyclones play Cardinal Newman at 4:30 p.m. The Northwood Academy boys play Oakbrook Prep at 2:30 p.m. in the Class AA-A state title.
The Porter-Gaud vs. Pinewood match might have seemed improbable a couple of days ago. Porter-Gaud had to travel to Hammond, a No. 1 seed, and trailed 2-1 at halftime Wednesday night. But the Cyclones rallied to tie it in regulation and won in overtime.
Pinewood, meanwhile, gained a 1-0, shootout upset of top-ranked and defending champion Cardinal Newman.
Pinewood entered the game with only a 12-10 record, but played clutch when it counted. Pinewood handed Cardinal Newman its first shutout in 65 matches.
Both Porter-Gaud teams have gone nearly a decade since their last state championship.