Myrtle Beach volleyball team reaches Lower State final
From staff reports
Myrtle Beach High’s volleyball team is getting ready to visit an uncharted round of the state playoffs. The Seahawks advanced to the Lower State championship with a 25-15, 25-21, 13-25, 25-20 victory over visiting Bluffton.
“It is the first time we’ve been in the Lower State finals,” Myrtle Beach coach Larry Church said. “All season, the team has been talking about getting to the state championship.
“We feel very fortunate to be playing for the Lower State championship on Wednesday.”
All year long, the Seahawks have been led by junior Megan Milligan, who paced the Seahawks on Monday night with 20 kills.
“Megan is a great player, but she is a really great teammate,” Church said. “Her interaction with the rest of the team has been great, too.”
Amy Wiggins added nine kills and led the Seahawks with four blocks, while teammate Melissa Dixon led the team with 26 assists. Church also noted a strong defensive performance from Rachel Moore.
“We started off great,” Church said. “Bluffton came out flat and we took advantage of it. We beat them up in the first game. In the second game, Bluffton settled down. We had 12 unforced errors and was down 8-1 in the second game. But, we were able to stabilize ourselves and get out and hold on in that fourth game.”
Church said his team is eager for Wednesday’s match against Camden, a 3-1 winner over Chapin.
“We definitely feel we are prepared to play anyone that is left from the experience we gained at the Tournament of Champions,” Church said. “Camden has been ahead of us in the rankings all year long … They’re a team we haven’t seen before but we still feel confident.”