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Prep Roundup, Sept. 24: Hilton Head High volleyball team remains undefeated

sports@islandpacket.comSeptember 25, 2013 


The Hilton Head Island High School volleyball worked overtime Tuesday night, and in the process improved to 12-0.

The Seahawks, ranked fifth in Class 3-A in the latest coaches poll, swept region rival Stall in a double match, 25-5, 25-5 and 25-4, 25-11.

Leaders for Hilton Head High included Sierra Davis with 10 kills; Claire Kent with nine aces, three kills and one block; and Haley Matousek with eight aces and an assist.

Renee Homad led Hilton Head High with 25 assists. She had one of the Seahawks' 46 aces in the doubleheader.

Also for the Seahawks, Brantley Herrington had eight aces, six kills and two blocks; and Hannah Edelman chipped in six aces and three kills.

The Seahawks return to action Wednesday in a tri-match with Bluffton and St. Vincent's Academy.

Bluffton 2, Fort Dorchester 1: The Bobcats improved to 2-0 in Region 8-AAAA with a 25-11, 23-25, 25-12 win at Fort Dorchester.

"The second game, we weren't very good and they were better," Bluffton coach Al Stern said. "The first and the third game we played very well."

Bluffton (12-7) hosts St. Vincent's and Hilton Head Island High at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

JV: Bluffton 2, Fort Dorchester 1

Battery Creek: The Dolphins split a Region 6-AA tri-match at Woodland, defeating North Charleston (25-11, 25-18) but falling to host Woodland (25-18, 24-26, 15-11).

Christian Carter had nine kills, Taniellia Leak had five kills and Vanessa Stanley had six aces to lead Battery Creek (4-3 overall, 3-2 region).

The Dolphins are back in action Thursday, playing another region tri-match at Bishop England.

Northwood Academy 3, Hilton Head Prep 1: The Dolphins won the opening game, 27-25, but Northwood Academy pulled out the next three, 25-19, 25-23, 25-22.

Taylor Kent had six kills, two aces and two blocks to lead Hilton Head Prep (2-11). Keira Wojcikiewicz had four aces, Deia Hunt had four kills and a block, and Rowan Baltzley had five aces and a kill.

Hilton Head Prep plays Wednesday at Porter-Gaud in Charleston.

Ashley Hall 3, Hilton Head Christian Academy 0: The Eagles came up on the short end against Ashley Hall, losing 25-13, 25-23, 25-19.

Stevie DeSimone led Hilton Head Christian with 21 kills and three aces. Hannah Reynolds set for 29 assists, and Andy Anderson finished with 13 digs and four aces for the Eagles (7-8 overall, 2-4 region), who host Porter-Gaud on Thursday.

Middle School: St. Francis def. Beaufort Academy 25-19, 25-21; St. Gregory def. St. Francis 25-22, 19-25, 15-6


Bluffton 5, Colleton County 1: The Bobcats picked up their first Region 8-AAAA win of the season, only dropping the No. 1 singles match.

Bluffton (2-4 overall, 1-1 region) plays again at 4 p.m. Thursday at Summerville.

Singles: No. 1 M. Mitchell (CC) def. Taylor Soop 7-5, 6-2; No. 2 Justine Wilson (B) def. D. Hooker 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Cooper Baxter (B) def. A. Roberson 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 Anna Rathke (B) def. R. Dandridge 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Angie Castrillon (B) def. A. Crook 6-2, 6-2

Doubles: No. 2 Lauren Bierschenk/Moriel Williams (B) def. C. Stone/C. Griffin 6-2, 6-1

Hilton Head Prep 9, Porter-Gaud 0: Hilton Head Prep extended its unbeaten streak to 22 matches with the clean sweep in Charleston.

The Dolphins (8-0 overall, 5-0 region) hosts Pinewood Prep at the Sea Pines Racquet Club at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Singles: No. 1 Mariana Gould def. Ann Martin Skelley 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Sydnee Wheeler def. Grace Robards 6-0, 6-1; No. 3. Ellie Czura def. Carlyle Williams 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 Taylor Childress def. Lexi Steichen 6-2, 6-0; No. 5. Catie Meighan def. Madison McNeill 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Katie Rankin def. Rebecca Kahn 6-0, 6-0

Doubles: No. 1 Gould/Wheeler def. Skelley/Williams 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Czura/Childress def. Robards/Steichen 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Meighan/Rankin def. Kahn/Reese Evans 6-1, 6-2

Hilton Head Island High 6, Hanahan 1: The Seahawks moved to 2-0 in Region 8-AAA with a decisive win over Hanahan. The Seahawks (5-3) play Hanahan again at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Head High.

Singles: No. 1 Jennifer Oliver (HHH) vs. Emilia McCullough 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Kate Cram (HHH) def. Jenna Sinkevitch 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Sarah Wood (HHH) def. Sarah Chandler 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Holly Kerr (HHH) def. Courtney Broome 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Kelly Mianowski (HHH) def. Mallory Wright 6-3, 6-1

Doubles: No. 1 Oliver/Cram (HHH) def. McCullough/Sinkevitch 8-0; No. 2 Allison Beach/Ally Perry (Hanahan) def. Henry Clare Cram/Hannah Brink 6-2, 6-3

Beaufort High 6, Summerville 0: The Eagles cruised to victory over Region 8-AAAA foe Summerville. Only one match lasted longer than two sets.

Beaufort High improves to 2-0 in the region.

Singles: No. 1 Zoe Brais def. Kitty Green 7-5, 6-3; No. 2 Austin Stoddard def. Paige Reynolds 7-5, 6-2; No. 3 Morgan Morrissey def. Sullivan Long 6-7 (8), 6-1, 10-4; No. 4 Anna Smith def. Lizzie Naval 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Marah Aulabaugh def. Madison McClain 7-5, 6-4

Doubles: No. 1 Lexi Aulabaugh/Elise Marshall def. Harper Marley/Lunden Hancock 6-3, 6-2

Ashley Hall 5, Hilton Head Christian 4: The Eagles dropped a tough one at home, as Ashley Hall took two of the three doubles matches to grab the win.

Hilton Head Christian is 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the region.

Singles: Madison Dillon (HHCA) def. Linsey Yarbrough 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Catherine Campbell (HHCA) def. Ana Lei Kalawe 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Giles Laney (AH) def. Monica Bundy 6-1, 2-6, 10-7; No. 4 Tiffany Dye (AH) def. Kate Bennett 6-3, 6-3; No. 5 McCray Nistad (AH) def. Meredith Inglis 6-0, 6-2; No. 6 Grace Berrigan (HHCA) def. Courtney Schnoor 3-6, 6-4, 10-5

Doubles: No. 1 Dillon/Campbell (HHCA) def. Yarborough/Kalawe 6-4, 6-4; No. 2 Laney/Dye (AH) def. Bundy/Inglis 6-3, 6-3; No. 3 Nistad/J. Wallace (AH) def. M. Bauer/L. Lane 7-5, 6-3

Wade Hampton 4, Battery Creek 3: The Dolphins slipped to 1-5 with the home loss.

Battery Creek returns to action Thursday at Academic Magnet.

Singles: No. 1 Kathy Kimmerlin (WH) def. Victoria Moyak 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Katie Harris (BC) def. Stephanie Crosby 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Meaghan Williams (WH) def. Jade Cipuk 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Deneshia Capers (WH) def. Brieanne Helle 6-1, 6-3; No. 5 Kayla Stewart (BC) def. India Grant 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles: No. 1 Kimmerlin/Crosby def. Harris/Moyak 6-1, 6-4; No. 2 Courtney Hershberger/Skylar Williams (BC) def. Deasia Frazier/Jessica Simpson 3-6, 7-3, 10-4.


Hilton Head Island High 188, Beaufort High 246, Battery Creek 272: Meredith Wipper carded a 43 to lead the Seahawks to a win in a three-team match at Lady's Island Country Club.

Hilton Head High (188): Meredith Wipper 43, Lois Anderson 46, Madeline Prince 48, Megan Weldy 51, Grace Harkins 54

Beaufort High (246): Jordan Youngdahl 49, Shelby Blencoe 61, Erin Bergman 68, Lauren Wernsing 68, Haley Sutcliffe 71

Battery Creek (272): Ariel Bailey 59, Emily Congilio 70, Katherine Berry 71, Alondra Alverez 72

WSCGA Junior Foundation High School Invitational (Sunday): Lexington won the second annual tournament for the second straight year, finishing 14 shots ahead of Bluffton at Sanctuary at Cat Island. Lexington had a two-day total of 441.

Jaqueline Twitty of Chapin had the low score after shooting rounds of 71-68 for a 5-under-par total of 139.

Named to the all-tournament team were Twitty, Lauren Stephenson and Sydney Legacy of Lexington, Kelly Murphy of Lugoff-Elgin, and Bluffton's Brandi Hammonds, who shot 78-71--149.

Hilton Head High was sixth in the 12-team event, finishing with a 556 total. The Seahawks were led by Meredith Wipper (88-89--177).

Hilton Head Christian didn't have enough golfers to record a team score. Anna Lesemann Eddy led the Eagles, finishing 17th individually with a 83-79--162 total.

Bluffton (233-222--455): Brandi Hammonds 78-71--149, Kasidy Beckel 79-73--152, Kylie Nizolek 76-78--154, Kathryn Thorne 91-85--176, Molly Minisi 115-110--225, Abby Ball 125-131--256

Hilton Head High (280-276--556): Meredith Wipper 88-89--177, Lois Anderson 92-89--181, Madeline Prince 100-98--198, Megan Weldy 112-109--221, Grace Harkin 126-114--240

Hilton Head Christian (no score): Anna Lesemann Eddy 83-79--162, Jamie Hubbard 101-89--190

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