NMB captures runner-up finish at Hub City Classic

The North Myrtle Beach volleyball team scored some big victories to make the finals at over the weekends Hub City Classic Volleyball tournament in Spartanburg.

The Chiefs defeated Fort Mill 3-0 (25-14, 30-28, 25-20) and Spartanburg Christian 2-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-16) on Friday night. They started pool play on Saturday with wins over Crescent 2-0 (25-13, 25-11) and Hillcrest JV 2-0 (25-14, 25-19) before facing eventual tournament champion T.L. Hanna. The Class 5A power T.L. Hanna proved too much for the Chiefs and won 2-0 (25-17, 25-17) but the Chiefs had already secured its place in the Gold bracket.

In the first round of Gold the Chiefs faced upstate 5A power Hillcrest and pulled out a 2-1 victory. After dropping a hard fought first set 24-26 the Chiefs bounced back and won the second set 25-21 and third set 15-10.

In the semifinal the Chiefs faced 4A Pickens who was undefeated in the tournament. Another tough first set watched the Chiefs fall 23-25 before taking the second set 25-20 and third set 15-7 and the 2-1 match victory to advance the final where they would once again face T.L. Hanna.

The Chiefs fought hard for a great final match but came up short losing 2-0 (25-21, 25-22).

The Chiefs travel to region rival Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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