Lady Saints sweep rematch of state title with Cathedral

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach got a small measure of revenge in Thursday night’s victory over visiting Cathedral Academy rematch of the 2012 SCISA Class A state volleyball championship.

Despite losing to the Lady Generals in the big one last season, the Lady Saints scored a convincing 3-0 sweep on their new home floor. CAMB won by scores of 25-9, 26-24, 25-20 to earn some payback.

Serving was the key in the first set to keeping the Lady Generals out of rhythm, but they battled back in the second to take a 24-20 advantage. The Lady Saints then rattled off six straight to take the set 26-24. CAMB scored six of the last seven points in the third set for a 25-20 win.

“We knew coming in we needed to play well,” said CAMB coach Alex Sing. “We surprised them in that first game and I knew we were going to have to fight it out after that. I’m very proud of our girls, who kept focused and finished strong.”

Rebekah Bowers led the Lady Saints with 11 kills, followed by Natalia Antonucci with nine. Claudia Markley had 27 assist and CAMB had 13 service aces as a team.

Christian Academy (4-2 overall, 3-0 region) returns to action Monday at home against Coastal Christian and has a rematch against Socastee on Wednesday.

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