Prep roundup: Bluffton volleyball goes 2-0 in tri-match

Hilton Head Island High drops two matches

From staff reportsSeptember 20, 2012 


Savannah Christian's Melissa Joyce blocks a hit from Hilton Head Island High's Hannah Edelman on Wednesday evening during the match at Bluffton High School. Savannah Christian won 2-1.


Bluffton hosted Hilton Head Island High and Savannah Christian for a volleyball tri-match on Wednesday, winning both matches.

But for a while, Bobcats coach Al Stern was just hoping he'd finish the match without losing anymore players.

Late in the 2-1 win over Savannah Christian (27-29, 25-15, 25-19), Bobcats Madison Cooler and Morgan Delaplane collided and bumped heads while going for a ball.

Cooler got the worst of it and left the game immediately with a concussion. Delaplane finished the match but wasn't able to play the Bobcats' second match, a 2-0 (25-15, 26-24) win over the Seahawks. She too has a concussion.

Stern, who has just nine players on his roster, faced Hilton Head High with seven and had to move Melissa Bournstein to libero.

"She did a fabulous job, Stern said. "Everybody stepped up. When something like this happens, you either step up or you fall apart."

Mackenzie Cooler led the Bobcats with 26 kills and 21 assists, and she was 27-0 on serve. Jordan Franklin added 13 kills and 26 assists, and Abby Roulston had 11 kills.

Stern said he thought Cooler would be out for some time, while he though Delaplane would likely return next week.

"I hope I still have seven healthy players tomorrow," Stern said.

The Bobcats play at 6:30 p.m. today at Ashley Ridge.

In the third match, Savannah Christian downed Hilton Head Island, 2-1.

JV: Bluffton Silver 2, St. Vincent's 0 (25-22, 25-16)

JV: Savannah Christian 2, Bluffton Silver (15-25, 12-25)


Battery Creek 7, Whale Branch 0: The Dolphins swept a young Warriors team for their first win of the season. Battery Creek plays today at Burke.

Singles: 1. Ayanna Cobban d. Akaela Wilson 6-4, 6-0; 2. Autumn Gravel d. Stepahnie Allen 6-0, 6-0; 3. Martha Moyak d. Kayla Green 6-0, 6--0; 4. Kallie Brown d. Shaenka Williams 6-1, 6-0; 5. Kim Beiser d. Jessica Milleege 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles: 1. Cobban/Gravel d. Wilson/Allen 8-2; 2. Kim Lott/Jade Cituk d. Dominique Robinson/Makayla Wright 8-2.

Beaufort High 6, Summerville 0: The Eagles (5-3, 2-0) swept the Green Wave to remain perfect in Region 8-AAAA. Beaufort hosts Ashley Ridge today.

Singles: 1. Charlotte Bellomy d. Caroline Green 6-0, 1-6, 10-6; 2. Shaue McAulliffe d. Maria Edwards 6-0, 6-0; 3. Kelsey Butler d. Mary Katherine Green 6-0, 6-0; 4.; Addie Everidge d. Alexis Cone 6-0, 6-1; 5. Zoe Brais d. Madison McLane 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles: 2. Austin Stoddard/Katie Newell d. Sara Grant/Alaine Hatolosky 6-0, 6-2.

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