Lady Seahawks eye region sweep against Lady Chiefs

The Myrtle Beach volleyball team continued to steamroll its way through Region VIII-AAA play Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over Georgetown.

Now the Lady Seahawks look to close out the regular season title with its spotless region record intact when they play host to reigning region champion North Myrtle Beach at 7 p.m. Thursday.

“We are definitely looking forward to the match as well,” said Myrtle Beach coach Larry Church. “Our play has been exceptional this past week.”

Not to mention all season. The Lady Seahawks haven’t lost a single game in region play, including a sweep of the Lady Chiefs three weeks ago.

Both teams have stepped up their play since that time, thanks to the returns of star players to the lineup. Myrtle Beach welcomed Meagan Milligan back and North Myrtle Beach saw Taylor Allman return shortly after their first meeting.

“We have worked Meagan back into the lineup pretty seamlessly and have been able to keep everyone playing at a high level,” Church said. “North Myrtle has also had time to get Taylor going again so we have to be ready for them to give us all we want.”

Milligan combined with teammate Amy Wiggins for 23 kills in Tuesday’s 25-5, 25-9, 25-11 win over Georgetown. Meanwhile, the Lady Chiefs swept St. James 3-0 to stay one game behind Myrtle Beach in the region standings.

North Myrtle Beach’s Moriah Jones led the way with 13 kills, while Allman and Audrey Gray posted eight and seven kills, respectively. Tara Hix posted 17 assists and Jordan Treece served seven aces.

Myrtle Beach can clinch the regular season title with a win Thursday while North Myrtle Beach can force a tie with a victory. But the final score will be settled in the region tournament next Tuesday.

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