Lady Hawks finish 2nd in Silver during PRTC Tourney
by The Press and Standard | August 29, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 28, 2018 at 1:34 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk varsity volleyball team earned a road win over Thomas Heyward Academy in five sets (25-23, 31-29, 25-23, 25-13, 15-10) in their season opener held Tuesday Aug. 21.
Langley Harter had 14 kills and four aces in the game to lead the Lady Hawks. Weslin Jones had eight kills and eight aces. Ella Nolte had five kills and four aces and Taylor Tomedolskey added six kills and three aces. Emily Wilson had 31 assists and three aces and Jessica Hughes had six aces.
The JV squad also earned a win over Thomas Heyward (25-10, 25-11) on Tuesday. Linley Jones had 11 aces and one kill, while Caroline Kinard had five aces and two kills to lead the JV team.
Against John Paul II on Thursday Aug. 23, the varsity earned its second win of the season in straight sets 25-18, 25-14, 25-12. Harter led the Lady Hawks with 11 aces and 9 kills and Nolte finished with six kills and five aces.
The JV team also won in straight sets 25-12, 25-20. Bailey Stanley led the team with six kills and six aces.
“Against Thomas Heyward, we started out very slow, but I was proud of how the girls fought back to win three straight to claim the win,” said Coach Ashley Finney. “Against John Paul, we played much better. We made some adjustments on Wednesday at practice that seemed to help us out where we struggled Tuesday.”
The Lady Hawks competed in the PRTC Volleyball Preseason Tournament held over the weekend. Hosted in conjunction with Colleton County High School, the tournament touted top Lowcountry talent.
Colleton Prep opened pool play against Beaufort High School and split close sets 25-21 and 26-24. They earned wins over Estill High School (25-10, 25-15), Charleston Math and Science (25-13, 25-13) and Phillip Simmons High School (25-18, 25-19).
Entering bracket play seeded No. 1 in the silver bracket, the Lady Hawks earned a first-round bye. They would earn a win over Beaufort Academy in game one (25-20, 25-21, 17-15) before losing the championship game to Cathedral Academy (25-21, 25-22) for a second-place finish in the silver bracket and seventh overall finish.
“Serving errors hurt us throughout the day, but it came around in the end,” said Finney. “I am proud of the efforts of the girls. It was a long day and they had a long period of downtime before bracket play. Given the circumstances, I am proud of the outcome. The silver bracket was very tough and I’m proud that we were able to battle through and make it as far as we did. Also, I want to say thank you to all the sponsors who donated and helped make this tournament possible.”
The Lady Hawks were scheduled to travel to Beaufort Academy on Monday Aug. 27, Holly Hill on Tuesday Aug. 28 and St. John’s Christian on Thursday Aug. 30.