Lady Seahawks score close win over Christian Academy

The Myrtle Beach High volleyball team scored its second win in as many days by downing visiting Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Just 24 hours after their region opening victory over Wilson, the Lady Seahawks returned to the court for a rematch of their toughest match so far this season against the Lady Saints. The two teams went to a fifth tiebreaker set in their last meeting earlier this month.

This one turned out to be another nail-biter despite being the fact that their last two meetings went five sets. Christian Academy jumped out to a 25-23 victory in the opening set but the loss seemed to light a fire under the Lady Seahawks, who went on to win three straight.

Following a 25-21 win in the second set, Myrtle Beach seized control of the match by battling back from a deficit to defeat the Lady Saints 27-25 in the pivotal third set. The Lady Seahawks rolled on to a 25-15 victory to close out the non-conference match.

Myrtle Beach was led by Nikki Uzzel’s 15 kills, Shelby Sheets’ 14 kills, and Gracie Davis’ 13 kills. The Lady Seahawks return to region play Thursday at Socastee for their third game in as many days.

The Lady Saints (7-4) were led by Rebekah Bowers with 13 kills and Natalia Antonucci with 10. Claudia Markley had 24 assists for Christian Academy, which will try to remain undefeated in region play when they face Low Country at home on Thursday.

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