At Orangeburg, Hannah Lawing had 14 kills, and Megan Laughlin added 12 as the Gamecocks (14-12) swept past South Carolina State (13-19), 25-18, 25-17, 25-17 in Dukes Gymnasium.
The junior duo also hit well, with Lawing leading the way with a career-best .522 mark. Senior libero Sarah Cline bested all players with 19 digs. Jarne Gleaton led the Bulldogs with seven kills, while Lauren Harris had 13 digs.
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USC signs Florida standout
Two-time Florida 6A first-team infielder Dana Hathorn has signed a letter-of-intent with South Carolina, coach Joyce Compton announced.
The Timber Creek (Orlando) High School infielder helped her team win the Metro Conference and district title as a junior, hitting .349 with 24 RBIs. She also compiled a 3-1 record with a 0.86 ERA as a pitcher.