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.
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.