Lady Panthers sweep Sumter to stay unbeaten in region

The Carolina Forest volleyball team remained undefeated in region play with a 3-0 sweep over visiting Sumter on Monday.

The Lady Panthers rolled to victories of 25-7, 25-18 and 25-14 over the Lady Gamecocks to improve to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in Region VI-AAAA.

Carolina Forest’s Cristina Wright led the team with eight kills, four blocks and 10 service points, with four of them coming via aces.

Teammate Kasee Poat tallied 14 service points with seven aces and Sam Barrett added six kills and a block.

The Lady Panthers look to stay undefeated in Thursday’s region showdown with rival Conway.

* Former Carolina Forest star and UNC Asheville setter Katie Davis was tabbed the Big South Conference’s Freshman of the Week after helping the Lady Bulldogs to a 3-1 record.

Davis had several outstanding performances for UNC Asheville, posting 152 assists, 11 kills, 35 digs and nine blocks.

Davis recorded a career-high 53 assists in last Tuesday’s victory over Western Carolina then topped it with 58 assists in another non-conference win over UNC Greensboro.

Davis, who also competes for the Grand Strand Juniors program, is fifth in the Big South in assists with an 8.23 per set mark.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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