By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Volleyball team dropped three matches last week after returning from a week of precautionary quarantine due to COVID-19. The Lady Hawks fell to Hilton Head Christian in straight sets 25-6, 25-13, 25-9; lost to Andrew Jackson Academy 25-16(W), 26-24, 25-16, 27-25; and dropped to Palmetto Christian Academy 25-22, 25-17, 25-12.
In play against SCISA Region IV-AA opponent Hilton Head Christian, which was held at the opponent’s field on Monday, August 30, Emily Wilson led with 5 digs and 4 assists. Other scoring included Jessica Hughes, with 4 digs; Caroline Kinard, with 3 kills, 2 aces, and 3 digs; Taylor Tomedolskey, with 2 kills and 3 digs; Caroline Mock, with 2 digs; and Cassie Craven, with 1 dig.
In the loss to Andrew Jackson on Tuesday, August 31, Wilson recorded 1 kill, 4 aces, 5 digs and 27 assists. Other scoring players included Hughes with 4 kills, 8 aces, and 7 digs; Kinard with 16 kills, 3 aces, and 10 digs; Tomedolskey with 5 kills, 1 block, 1 ace, and 14 digs; Kaylee Warren with 4 kills and 2 digs; Mock, with 1 kill; Craven, with 1 kill, 2 aces and 2 digs; and Lana Catterton, with 8 digs.
In on-the-road play against Palmetto Christian on Thursday, September 2, Wilson had 1 block, 11 digs and 18 assists. Other scoring included Hughes with 5 kills, 3 aces and 7 digs; Kinard with 9 kills, 1 ace and 11 digs; Tomedolskey, with 3 kills, 1 block and 7 digs; Warren, with 2 kills, 1 ace, 2 digs; Mock, with 1 kill; Craven, with 1 kill, 1 ace, 1 dig; and Catterton, with 4 digs.
“We had a tough week with difficult matches and losses,” said Coach David Roper. “Coming off a 10-day quarantine, with no play or practice, we just were not able to find our rhythm. It is tough to walk into a great opponent’s gym being down your libero and a defensive specialist, but we played out of system each game and the whole match. Our girls fought hard – never giving up and I am proud of them. We are just thankful to even be playing with everything that is going on.”
The Lady Hawks (2-3) were scheduled to play two games this week, but as of press time, Thomas Heyward was quarantined. Colleton Prep will look to host Beaufort Academy on Thursday, September 9.