Volleyball Wrapup: NMB turns up heat to beat MB

It is said that you can tell how strong a team is when you see how it responds to adversity.  While dropping its first set of the season may not can be called a huge adversity, the response by the North Myrtle Beach volleyball team may be an answer to the Lady Chiefs’ mental toughness.

After winning games one and two 25-6 and 25-16, the Lady Chiefs (13-0 overall, 5-0 Region VIII-AAA) found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard for the first time all season in the third set.

The Lady Seahawks jumped out to a big lead only to see North Myrtle Beach come back to knot the score at 24-24. Myrtle Beach recovered to take the next two points and hand the Lady Chiefs their first loss set loss after 32 consecutive wins.

But it was in the fourth game where the Lady Chiefs proved that they now how to respond to a little adversity with a convincing 25-6 victory to defeat the reigning region champions and state runners-up 3-1.

North Myrtle Beach senior Taylor Allman paced the Lady Chiefs with 19 kills, while junior Ellen Johnson added 12 kills. Setter Tara Hix set the offense with 26 assists and Moriah Jones had 34 digs and 22 serve receives.

The Lady Chiefs will host Socastee in another region showdown on Thursday at 7 p.m.

* Conway 3, West Florence 2: The Lady Tigers won a hard-fought tiebreaker to defeat the Lady Knights 25-13, 25-16, 22-25, 24-26, 15-5.

Senior setter Ryley Hughes led Conway with 31 assists, seven aces and 22 service points, and classmate Bridgette Harper had eight kills and two blocks. Junior outside hitter Madison Gore had seven kills and eight digs and sophomore middle hitter Kailey Williams added nine kills and three blocks.

In the tiebreaker, Conway jumped out to a 8-1 lead with eight service points from Hughes and never looked back.
The Lady Tigers 6-4 on the year and 2-1 in region play. Their next match is at Sumter on Thursday at 6 p.m.

* Socastee 3, St. James 0: The Lady Braves improved to 6-5 overall and, more importantly, 4-1 in the region with a sweep of the rival Lady Sharks.

Socastee won by scores of 25-14, 25-20 and 25-23 for their third consecutive region win, putting them in sole possession of second place behind undefeated North Myrtle Beach. The two teams meet on Thursday.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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