Lady Hawk Volleyball off to 5-0 start
by The Press and Standard | September 5, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: September 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton Prep Volleyball team improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in SCISA Class 1-A after earning three wins on the road last week.
Against non-region opponent Beaufort Academy on Monday Aug. 27, the Lady Hawks earned the win in four sets going 25-20, 25-20, 25-23 and 26-25. Langley Harter had 18 kills and four aces and Ella Nolte had 10 kills and four aces. Weslin Jones had nine kills and seven aces. Taylor Tomedolskey had four kills and an ace and Emily Wilson had four aces and a kill.
The JV squad earned a win over the Eagles in three sets 25-17, 25-20, 15-9. Bailee Stanley had five aces and four kills. Caroline Kinard had five kills and one ace and Cassie Craven had five kills.
“We are still trending with slow starts and come-from-behind wins,” said Coach Ashley Finney. “We definitely did this in the fourth period when Beaufort was significantly ahead, and we fought back for the final win. While I am glad they can fight back, we do have to begin starting games as strong as we finish.”
In the SCISA Class 1-A opener against Holly Hill Academy on Aug. 28, the Lady Hawks earned a win in three consecutive sets 25-13, 25-19, 25-18. Harter had 16 kills and two aces and Jones had five kills and three aces. Nolte had three kills and one ace. Hughes had two kills and an ace and Ally Crook had two kills.
Earning a win in two straight sets (25-14, 25-9), the JV team was led by Carolina Kinard with 11 aces and three kills. Stanley added five kills and three aces and Linley Jones had three kills and four aces.
In an away conference match against St. John’s Christian, the Lady Hawks earned their third win of the week in straight sets 25-9, 25-11, 25-10. Hughes had 10 aces and three kills in the game. Jones and Nolte both had seven kills and Rachel Wright had four aces.
The JV team also picked up their third win of the week going 25-11 and 25-15. Linley Jones led the JV squad with 11 aces and three kills.
“This week was tough for us overall, because we had so many games packed into a small space of regular season games along with the PRTC Preseason Volleyball tournament,” said Finney. “I am proud of the team for fighting through the competition – despite being exhausted and hurting.”
The Lady Hawks were scheduled to face Andrew Jackson in 1-A competition on the road Tuesday Sept. 4 before a six-day game break.