Lady Seahawks run table, net Lexington tourney title

mbvol-teamlexingtonThe Myrtle Beach High volleyball team set some lofty goals for itself this season, and the Lady Seahawks proved they can back it up Saturday by winning the prestigious Wildcat Invitational hosted by Lexington High.

Myrtle Beach went a perfect 7-0 in the tournament against some of the toughest competition in the state to walk away with the championship trophy and improve to 22-1-1 on the season. The Lady Seahawks have played in three tournaments this season, advancing to the final all three times and winning the past two.

The Lady Seahawks swept ran the table in pool play to earn a top seed, then swept South Aiken 2-0 in the quarterfinals to advance to the final four in bracket play. They avenged their only loss of the season from the season opening Carolina Forest Invitational by defeating Blythewood 2-1 in the semifinals, 25-15, 19-25, and 15-13 to face AC Flora in the final.

Myrtle Beach once again went to three sets to knock off AC Flora 2-1 for the title, winning by scores of 25-14, 23-25, and 15-10. Gracie Davis had 15 kills, eight service points and three aces in the title match. Cassie Runyon had nine kills and three blocks, Darby Sheets made five kills, and Danni Hix had 30 assists.

North Myrtle Beach was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Blythewood.

Myrtle Beach returns to its home court to host rival Socastee at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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