Volleyball: MB wins tourney title; CF reaches semifinals

mbvolley-14The Myrtle Beach High volleyball team dominated the North Myrtle Beach Invitational on Saturday, going 4-0 en route to the tournament championship.

The Lady Seahawks (6-1) won their first three matches in straight sets, scoring 2-0 wins over South Brunswick (NC), Hilton Head Island, and New Hanover (NC).

Myrtle Beach earned the top seed and faced Hilton Head in a rematch with the tournament title on the line. The Lady Seahawks won the third-set tiebreaker 15-13 for a 2-1 victory to clinch the championship.

Myrtle Beach’s Gracie Davis was named to the all-tournament team.

* Carolina Forest advanced to the semifinals of Saturday’s Sumter Invitational, which featured 14 of the top teams from around the state.

The Lady Panthers finished second in their pool with a record of 4-2. They defeated Cardinal Newman (2-0), Spring Valley (2-0), and tied with North Central (1-1) and Bishop England (1-1). Their strong showing in pool play landed them the No. 4 seed going into tournament play.

The Lady Panthers easily took down No. 13-seeded Laurens (2-0) and No. 5-seeded Camden (2-0) to put them in the Final Four. Carolina Forest faced top-seeded River Bluff in the semifinal, falling 1-2 in a hard-fought match. The Panthers were able to give a great fight, but came up short and fell to them 1-2.

In the final match, Bishop England defeated River Bluff (2-1) for the title. Carolina Forest’s Ellissa Small was named to the All-Tournament team.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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