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Best of 2018: ILHS girls soccer top team

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By Robert Howey

The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors soccer team and the Lancaster High School Bruins golf team were The Lancaster News’ Most Outstanding Teams for 2018.
Coach Mark Bonda led Indian Land High School to a return trip to the Class AAA girls state championship soccer match to defend the Lady Warriors Class AAA girls soccer title, but fell short in its quest for repeat state gold at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.
The Lady Warriors, who defeated Brookland-Cayce High School of Columbia for the 2017 Class AAA state title, couldn’t make it two straight, dropping a 3-0 loss to Class AAA Lower State girls soccer power Bishop England High School of Charleston.
The Lady Warriors finished 19-4-1.
The ILHS girls, in their postseason run to a second-straight Class AAA Upper State soccer title and a bid to the state title match, outscored four foes, 32-0, including a 6-0 road win over Woodruff High School.
IL players honored
Senior midfielder/striker Summer Bishop, who signed to play at Queens University in Charlotte, was selected as the Region IV-AAA Soccer Player of the Year. She also played in the annual Clash of the Carolinas all-star soccer match in Cary, N.C, which featured the Carolinas top senior high school players.
Senior midfielders Kailee Erwin and Emily Gerdes played in the annual North-South All-Star match in Anderson.
The Lancaster High School Bruins captured their first-ever state golf championship at the Hackler Course at Coastal University in Conway on May 14.