Congratulations to the Lions varsity soccer and volleyball teams in winning the 2015 State Championships last weekend. Following are the game results leading to the championship.
Varsity Soccer: BJA 8 Emmanuel Christian School 0
The Lions started off slowly but determined—and soon took the game under their control for a convincing win against the Emmanuel Crusaders.
Varsity Volleyball: BJA 3 Emmanuel Christian School 0
The Lady Lions played well early and never let up as they proved they were ready for the challenge in the semifinals.
Varsity Soccer: BJA 4 Hampton Park Christian School 0
The Lions came into the final game of the season with an opportunity to claim an undefeated season and the SCACS Championship. By taking advantage of offensive attacking opportunities, the Lions had some beautiful goals. The defense bent but didn’t break in protecting the shutout and accomplishing the undefeated season and championship goals.
Congratulations to Donovan Lewis, Casey Miller, Michael Russell and Daniel Steeves for being selected to the All-Tournament team.
Varsity Volleyball: BJA 3 Hampton Park Christian School 0
The Lady Lions had determination in their eyes as they sought to defeat a strong opponent in seeking the SCACS Championship—and the Lady Lions came through with exceptional play in three exciting games to bring home the gold. Team play once again proved to be the key to victory for the Lady Lions.
Congratulations to Kathryn Christmas and Kirstin Christmas for being selected to the All-Tournament team.
Prior to the championship weekend, the Lions recognized their senior varsity soccer and volleyball athletes at the final regular season games. Along with their parents, the seniors were recognized prior to the games for their participation, dedication and contributions over their varsity careers.
The senior athletes are Hayden Anderson, Donovan Lewis, Elliott Martin, Casey Miller, Michael Russell and Justin Woodham in soccer and Kirstin Christmas and Bailey Martin in volleyball.
The middle school soccer team finished the regular season as the #2 team in the Carolina Middle School Conference (CMSC). After two consecutive victories in the consolation game and two consecutive 3rd-place trophies, the Lions were determined this year to earn a spot in the championship game. Their quest for a championship began with a 5-0 playoff game victory over Spartanburg Day School. They followed that with a 5-1 semifinals win against Hampton Park Christian School. That win put them in the championship game against Mitchell Road Christian Academy. The championship game ended 1-1; and after overtime, it was still 1-1. Penalty kicks then decided the game. In the shootout, the BJA MS Lions prevailed 3-2—giving them a 2-1 victory and the CMSC tournament championship trophy. Congratulations, guys, on your tournament championship!