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South Carolina High School Soccer State Championships: How to Watch, What to Know

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South Carolina High School Soccer State Championships: How to Watch, What to Know


As usual, the Upstate is well-represented in the South Carolina high school soccer state championships with seven teams featured in the nine games scheduled for this weekend in Columbia. For the boys, Riverside, Daniel, and St. Joseph’s have chances to repeat as SCHSL state champions. Three-time defending champ Riverside beat No. 1 seed Wade Hampton in the Upper State title game. St. Joseph’s will be in a rematch of last year’s Class A final against region rival Christ Church.

For the girls, Eastside will try to win a second straight title, Christ Church is back after making the final last season, and Powdersville reached the championship game after a trip to the state semifinals a year ago.

SC High School Soccer State Championship Schedule

Memorial Stadium, Columbia

Friday, May 10

  • 1 p.m. – Class AAAAA girls: Clover (20-4) vs. Chapin (23-2-2)
  • 3 p.m. (approximately) – Class AAAAA boys: Fort Mill (15-8-1) vs. Stratford (19-5-1)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Class AAA girls: Powdersville (18-5-1) vs. Waccamaw (16-6-1)
  • 7:30 p.m. (approximately) – Class AAA boys: Daniel (18-6) vs. Waccamaw (22-6)

Saturday, May 11

  • 10 a.m. – Class A boys: St. Joseph’s (16-4) vs. Christ Church (16-5-1)
  • Noon (approximately) – Class AA/A girls: Christ Church (18-3-2) vs. Oceanside (17-1-2)
  • 2 p.m. (approximately) – Class AA boys: Gray Collegiate (27-5-3) vs. Oceanside (17-0-1)
  • 4:30 p.m. – Class AAAA girls: Eastside (21-2) vs. Lucy Beckham (19-3)
  • 6:30 p.m. (approximately) – Class AAAA boys: Riverside (15-5-1) vs. James Island (15-4-1)

How to Watch SC High School Soccer Championships

In person: Tickets can be purchased at GoFan for $15 (children 5 and under free) and will be good for the day.

Streaming: Games will be shown live on the NFHS Network for subscribers. Cost is $11.99 per month with anytime cancellation.

Upstate Boys Soccer Players to Know in SC State Championships

  • Reeves Dobson, Christ Church: Dobson a senior all-state midfielder who leads Christ Church in goals and points.
  • Patrick Kucaba, St. Joseph’s: Kucaba, a senior, leads the Knights with 15 goals and 39 points. He had three goals and an assist in a state quarterfinals win.
  • Eddie Merck, Daniel: Merck is a senior forward who was picked for the North-South all-star game and has committed to play at Presbyterian.
  • Marcus Smith, Riverside: Smith scored three goals and nearly had a fourth in a 5-1 win against Wade Hampton in the Upper State championship. The sophomore has scored 18 this season.

Girls Soccer Players to Know in SC State Championships

  • Nicole Hutchinson, Powdersville: Hutchinson is a senior all-state defender who was picked for the Clash of the Carolinas all-star game.
  • Desi Koumoustiotis, Christ Church: Koumoustiotis, a senior forward, leads Christ Church with 19 goals and 56 points.
  • Payton Nutzman, Eastside: Nutzman, a junior, leads
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