MB nets rubber match with Socastee in playoff tuneup

mbvolley-2The Myrtle Beach High School volleyball team won the rubber match of its three-game series with rival Socastee on Monday, avenging its lone loss of the year in the last game of the season.

Fresh off their clean sweeps of their respective region titles, the Lady Seahawks (15-1) and Lady Braves (18-2) clashed in postseason tuneup and the deciding match in the rivalry. Predictably, it came down to the wire with Myrtle Beach winning 3-2 in a fifth-set tiebreaker.

Myrtle Beach split the first four sets with Socastee by scores of 25-17, 21-25, 12-25, 25-23, setting up the 15-point tiebreaker showdown at The Wave. Myrtle Beach surged to a 15-6 victory in the clincher.

The Lady Seahawks were led by Gracie Davis with 14 kills, Maggie Slabinski with 13 Kills, and Cassie Runyon’s 10 kills. Emily Wunder made five blocks, and Danni Hix had 33 assists.

The Lady Braves, whose only two losses of the season came to Myrtle Beach, celebrated Senior Day for Mary D. Guest, Katelynn Hine, Dale Rogers, Eden Dukes, Erica Daymiel and Peyton Sutley.

Both teams have earned a No. 1 seed while awaiting the completion of region play across the state, before learning their first-round playoff opponents.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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