CA wins Lower State title, go for state championship

The Chrsitian Academy of Myrtle Beach volleyball team crossed the next goal off their to-do-list on Saturday by successfully defending their SCISA Class A Lower State title. Now only one goal remains.

The Lady Saints (17-4) swept Wardlaw Academy 2-0 to repeat their Lower State championship on Saturday in Sumter, but it wasn’t as easy as the straight-sets score might indicate. CAMB won 25-22 and 25-23 to avoid a deciding third set, which was required in the earlier semifinal.

Christian Academy defeated Anderson Christian earlier in the day after dropping the first set 18-25. But the Lady Saints rallied for wins of 25-15 and 25-22 to advance to the Lower State finals. Unlike last year, when CAMB had to battle from the losers’ bracket, this year’s team ran the table.

Rebekah Bowers led the Lady Saints with 28 total kills on the day. Natalia Antonucci added six kills and Claudia Markley had 42 assists.

The Lady Saints will Cathedral Academy, which defeated CAMB in last year’s state title match, at 6 p.m. at Wilson Hall in Sumter. But the Lady Saints are 3-0 against Cathedral this season and have not lost to a SCISA squad since last year’s championship match.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

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