Lady Saints fall in state title match in fifth-set tiebreaker

cambvol-stateThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach volleyball team battled to a fifth-set tiebreaker before falling just short to Spartanburg Christian Academy 3-2 in Tuesday night’s SCISA Class 2A state championship match at Cardinal Newman in Columbia.

The Lady Saints jumped out on top early by winning the first two sets by scores of 25-15 and 25-21. But Spartanburg Christian rallied to take the next two sets 25-10 and 25-18 before winning the tiebreaker 15-9 and the state title.

Natalie Antonucci had 15 kills for the Lady Saints and Julia Markley added 10 kills and four aces. Ellyn Adams had three aces and Natalie Markley made 31 assists.

Making its third appearance in the state championship match, Christian Academy completed the season with a 17-4 record and an impressive run to the state title showdown.

After losing to Spartanburg Christian in the third round, they came out of the losers’ bracket Saturday to advance to Tuesday night’s rematch.

Photo courtesy of CAMB Athletics

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