MB eyes Lower State final; NMB ousted in semifinals

mbvol-huddleacfJust 24 hours after one Myrtle Beach High dynasty had its state title defense snapped at AC Flora, another Lady Seahawks state powerhouse cleared a key playoff hurdle at the same Columbia school.

Playing one day after the Myrtle Beach girls tennis team suffered a season-ending setback to the Lady Falcons, the Lady Seahawks volleyball team exacted some revenge by sweeping the Lady Falcons in the Class 4A Lower State semifinals.

Top-ranked Myrtle Beach will host Lugoff-Elgin, which eliminated North Myrtle Beach 3-0 on Thursday, in the Lower State final on Tuesday. The winner of that match will advance to the Nov. 12 state championship match at Dutch Fork High.

Myrtle Beach made quick work of the Lady Falcons, winning by scores of 25-16, 25-16 and 25-15. Danni Hix had 26 assists and 13 service points, and Gracie Davis has a team-high 13 kills for the Lady Seahawks. Darby Sheets added eight kills and seven service points, and Cassie Runyan made seven kills and blocked four shots. The Lady Seahawks improve to 32-1-1 on the season.

North Myrtle Beach ran into a buzz saw at Lugoff-Elgin, which won by scores of 25-18, 25-20, and 26-24.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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