WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Brookland-Cayce High School’s girls soccer team defeated Strom Thurmond High School Thursday night 7-0, earning the Bearcats a spot in the Class 3A playoffs.
And, team members wrapped up Thursday's game day much the same way they always do -- with a meal, on this night at Shealy’s Bar-B-Que in Batesburg-Leesville.
“Throughout the season, we’ve had meals out together,” said George Knox, who is in his first year coaching the girls soccer team at Brookland-Cayce. “It’s a tradition that they have had for years, so we wanted to carry that on.”
The team -- which finished with an 11-7 overall record and as region runner-up at 8-2 -- will host Georgetown at home Monday for a 6 p.m. playoff game, after the win over Strom Thurmond. Senior goalkeeper Alyssa Stevens recorded her 53rd career shutout in Thursday’s match. Arianna Fuller and Evelyn Frierson each had 2 goals in leading the scoring for the game.