Heathwood Hall continued its winning volleyball ways on Thursday, improving to 3-0 with a tough 3-2 SCISA non-region home win over Wilson Hall.
The first two games in the match went into overtime. The Highlanders scored a 26-24 win in the first game, while the Barons emerged with a 30-28 edge in the second game. Heathwood regained the lead with a 25-16 win in the third game, but Wilson Hall forced a decisive fifth by winning 25-21 in the fourth game. The Highlanders finally settled the issue with a 15-11 success in the fifth game.
Chelsea Joseph was the Highlanders standout, finishing with 16 kills, 13 digs and three aces. As a team, Heathwood Hall had 49 kills and seven blocks.
Lugoff-Elgin suffered its first setback of the season, losing 2-0 to Lexington in a home, non-region triangular but the Demons evened the slate by beating archrival Camden, 2-1.
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“We struggled some with Lexington due to their height and our lack of it,” said L-E coach Jerssica Mullins. “But the win against Camden definitely made up for the loss.”
Lugoff-Elgin fell 25-16, 25-18 to Lexington, but rebounded nicely to edge the neighboring Bulldogs in a hotly contested evening finale. The Demons scored a 25-23 win in the first gam, Camden countered with a 25-21 win in the second before L-E secured the verdict with a 24-22 overtime win in the third game.
Kayla Carraway paced the L-E attack with nine kills, while Megan Kirkland and Sarah Adams did outstanding work on the back row. Kirkland had nine digs and 29 serve-receive passes. Andrews had two aces at the serving line, five digs and 16 serve-receive passes.
It was a tough week for Blythewood. After opening the season with a solid win over White Knoll in a non-region match feature two Top 10 Class 4A teams, the Bengals suffered through a lost week in Region 4-4A play. Blythewood fell to Spring Valley on Tuesday, and dropped a 3-2 decision to Dutch Fork on Thursday.