Volleyball Wrapup: CF, NMB, Socastee score region wins

Carolina Forest won its Region VI-AAAA volleyball opener on Thursday, defeating visiting West Florence 3-0.

The Lady Panthers battled to a 26-24 win in the opening game then pounded the Lady Knights 25-15, 25-16 in the final two to improve to 6-2 overall and 1-0 in the region.

Carolina Forest’s Brittany Howard had 18 service point and six digs, Kasee Poat had 10 service points and 11 assists, and Cristina Wright added 10 kills and three blocks.

The Lady Panthers play host to region foe Sumter on Monday.

* North Myrtle Beach 3, Georgetown 0: The Lady Chiefs swept the Lady Bulldogs 25-5, 25-11, 25-9 to remain undefeated in both region (2-0) and overall play (8-0).

North Myrtle Beach’s Taylor Allman and Moriah Jones had six kills apiece, Marci Chestnut had five kills and Tara Hix had 27 assists as the Lady Chiefs improved to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the region.

* Socastee 3, Myrtle Beach 2: The Lady Braves battled to a tiebreaker victory over the defending Region VIII-AAA champion Lady Seahawks, who suffered their first loss of the season.

Socastee (3-5 overall, 1-1 region) rallied from a 2-1 hole after Myrtle Beach (3-1, 1-1) won the first and third set 25-22 and 25-20 while the Lady Braves took the second set 25-21. The Lady Braves caught fire for wins of 25-13 and 15-12 to close out the conest.

Socastee’s Dale Rogers led the way with 20 kills, seven aces and three blocks, and Alison Markley added 27 assists, 10 kills and two aces.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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