Slocum carries Lady Cougar Volleyball in win over Beaufort

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By CINDY CROSBY

The Colleton County varsity volleyball team went 1-2 on the week earning a win over Region VII-AAAA opponent Beaufort High School and recording losses against Lucy Beckham and Hilton Head High School. The Lady Cougars are now 2-3 in Region VII-AAAA.

In on-the-road play against Hilton Head High School Monday, September 27, Colleton County lost in straight sets 25-7, 25-13 and 25-6. “Our defense could not keep up with our opponents resulting in the loss of the game,” said Cougar Head Volleyball Coach Hannah Perritte.

At home on Tuesday, September 28, the Lady Cougars played against Lucy Beckham and fell in straight sets 25-16, 25-15, and 25-10.

“Although we lost, it was a much better played game than the first time we saw Lucy Beckham,” said Perritte. “Our defense was much faster, and the girls were able to get under the ball. Carlie Erwin and Taylor Gertrude both recorded two kills and Bailey Cox led the defense with 10 digs.”

In their third straight match of the week, the Lady Cougars traveled to Beaufort High School on Wednesday evening and earned a 3-1 win over the Eagles 25-22(w), 26-24(w), 25-14(l) and 26-24(w) in the tiebreaker set.

“This match was very intense as our libero and setter were both out due to injury,” said Perritte. “But I was thoroughly impressed with how well the girls adapted and played new positions that night – especially, Jordan Slocum. She started the first set as our libero, then finished the rest of the night out as our setter. She didn’t skip a beat — she performed excellent in both positions, carrying our team for the win. Carlie Erwin and Taylor Gertrude led the night with four kills each and Hannah Bunton recorded three kills along with three blocks. Jordan recorded 13 assists as setter.”

“The team progressed last week,” said Perritte. “I am very happy with our progress so far. It is good to see us learning from our mistakes and adjusting to any situation thrown our way because that makes us a successful team – not the win.”

The Lady Cougars were scheduled to travel to James Island Charter School on Monday, October 4 before returning to host Hilton Head Tuesday. They will travel to May River High School on Thursday.

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