Volleyball Roundup: NMB, MB sweep region openers

The defending Class 3A state champion North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team served notice Tuesday night that the Lady Chiefs are not a one-season wonder.

North Myrtle Beach opened Region 7-3A play at home with a 3-0 victory over previously undefeated Socastee. The Lady Chiefs won a narrow 25-22 first set before rolling to back-to-back 25-18 scores for the straight-sets sweep.

The Lady Chiefs improved to 3-2 on the season, with their losses coming to state powers White Knoll and Bishop England. The Lady Braves fell to 5-1.

Ellen Johnson led the way for the Lady Chiefs with 17 kills and five aces. Marci Chestnut had 11 kills and three aces, and Lauren Linta had a big night on defense with 21 digs.

* Myrtle Beach 3, Wilson 0: The Lady Seahawks started the region schedule out on a winning note with a straight-sets sweep over the visiting Lady Tigers.

Myrtle Beach won by scores of 25-7, 25-14, 25-16 en route to the win. Kate Fullwood had six Kills and Marianna Painter added four. Ally Bills had a team-high 22 assists.


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