Lady Hawks capture bronze in PRTC Invitational | Sports | The Press and Standard

by | August 31, 2017 5:00 am

Last Updated: August 30, 2017 at 9:44 am

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Volleyball team finished in first place in the bronze division of the PRTC Invitational held this past weekend locally. Entering bracket play as the No. 2 seed, the Lady Hawks defeated Bishop England and Wade Hampton to capture first place in the division.
Earlier in the week, CPA defeated non-region opponent Dorchester Academy in three straight sets (25-16, 25-17, 25-23) on the road. Emily Wilson had 12 aces, 23 assists and one ace in the game. Langley Harter had 15 kills, while Ella Nolte had nine kills, two aces and two blocks. Jessica Hughes had three kills and two aces. Weslin Jones had three aces and six kills. Hannah Drawdy had one ace.
“We played very well together,” said Coach Ashley Finney. “The team is really meshing well. They also showed great determination in the third set to come from behind and win.”
In the PRTC Invitational, CPA played four pool games and picked up a win over Lake Marion, split games against John Paul II and Cane Bay and took a loss against Cathedral Academy. Langley Harter had 15 kills and six aces during pool play, while Ella Nolte had 12 kills, eight aces and two blocks. Weslin Jones recorded five kills and 11 aces.
As the No. 2 seed in the bronze bracket, the Lady Hawks defeated Bishop England in three sets 25-21 (L), 26-25 (W) and 15-7 (W) and then won 25-15 and 25-15 to capture the championship.
Against Bishop England, Harter recorded 13 kills and one ace, and Nolte had three kills and two aces. Jones had three aces and one kill. Hughes had six aces in the match, while Wilson had three.
In the championship against Wade Hampton, Harter had eight kills and one ace. Nolte had three kills, one ace and a block. Jones recorded nine aces and Hughes had two of her own. Kenleigh Crosby had a kill.
“I was pleased with the outcome of Saturday; however, we must be more consistent,” said Coach Finney. “I was proud of the hustle and effort from the girls. Our offense is looking good but we still have some work to do on defense before we enter region play.”
The CPA B-team picked up a win against Dorchester last week in two sets (25-17, 25-9). Tomedolskey recorded five aces and one kill, while Linley Jones had four kills and two aces. Bailee Stanley had four kills and two aces, and Cassie Craven had six aces and one kill. Caroline Kinard had nine aces and Kaylee Warren had one kill.

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