Battery Creek wins tight matches vs. BHS, SCD

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Photo above: Beaufort High School’s McCayla Willingham tries to block a spike during the Eagles’ first game against the Savannah Country Day during a tri-match including Battery Creek High School on Thursday, Aug. 23, at BHS. The Lady Eagles won the first set but dropped the match 2-1. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

Beaufort High’s Hailey Lamar, left, and Hannah Merchant block a kill shot from Savannah Country Day’s Maddine Wyunn during their first set Thursday, Aug. 23, at BHS.

Battery Creek volleyball swept a tri-match at Beaufort High on Thursday, Aug. 23, beating the host Eagles and visiting Savannah Country Day.

The Dolphins swept Beaufort in two close sets, winning 2-0 (25-21, 30-28) behind eight kills from Dazanni Hinton, five kills and 10 assists from McKenzie Young, and 10 assists from Daniella Ramirez. Laiani McCullough added four kills and two blocks.

Battery Creek rallied after losing the first set to beat Savannah Country Day 2-1 (18-25, 27-25, 25-23) as Young racked up 15 assists and six kills, Ramirez had eight assists, Hinton had five kills and two blocks, and Page McAuther added four kills.

Beaufort High lost to Savannah Country Day 2-1 (25-21, 13-25, 25-21) despite Madison Gallion’s seven aces. McCayla Willingham led the Eagles with 11 kills in the two matches, while Hannah Merchant added 10, and Hailey Lamar and Chase Vaigneur contributed six apiece.

Battery Creek (4-2) was scheduled to travel to Allendale-Fairfax on Tuesday.

Beaufort High School Volleyball

Beaufort High School’s volleyball team has taken on some tough competition early in the season, providing challenges that the Eagles hope will serve them well when they start region play next week.

The Eagles were 5-5 going into Tuesday’s scheduled home match against Wade Hampton, and two of those losses came to private-school power Hilton Head Christian Academy.  

HHCA defeated Beaufort High 2-1 (26-24, 17-25, 18-16) in a thriller in the semifinals of the Gold Bracket at the Colleton County tournament on Aug. 25, as Beaufort won eight of 11 sets overall and finished fourth in the top division.

HHCA beat the Eagles against Monday, winning 3-1 (19-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19). 

Chase Vaigneur led Beaufort with 11 kills and McCayla Willingham added eight. Olive Renforth and libero Peyton Polk anchored the defense.

The Eagles travel to the St. Vincent’s Academy tournament in Savannah on Saturday, Sept. 1.

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