SOCASTEE Socastee girls tennis has certainly been on the warpath, showing no signs of slowing down.
St. James became just another opponent the Braves have defeated in 2012 with a final score of 7-0.
“My girls have worked really hard this year,” coach Penny Herzog said. “They are very deserving of the matches they’ve won. We hope to keep doing our best.”
With the win Socastee improves to 7-0, just in time for their next match against reigning Region VIII-AAA champion Myrtle Beach, who is also undefeated. The Braves will look to knock the Seahawks from their pedestal on Monday.
Rachel Gresko, Anna Bryce-Cox, Jordan Wesel, Olivia Patton and Ashlyn Burns picked up singles wins for Socastee. Gresko and Bryce-Cox and Haley Duvall and Sydney Presley combined for doubles wins for the Braves.
Singles – Rachel Gresko (S) d. Jorden Greene 6-0, 6-0; Anna Bryce-Cox (S) d. Taylor Seagle 6-0, 6-0; Jordan Wesel (S) d. Bailee Hunt 6-4, 6-0; Olivia Patton (S) d. Haley Hunter 6-2, 6-0; Ashlyn Burns (S) d. Hanna Burns 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles – Gresko/Bryce-Cox (S) d. Seagle/Greene 8-0; Haley Duvall/Sydney Presley (S) d. Katrina Gallo/Lauren Floyd 6-0, 6-0.
Records – Socastee: (8-0, 3-0 Region VIII-AAA) St. James: (2-5, 0-1 Region VIII-AAA)
High school girls tennis
• (At) North Myrtle Beach 7, West Brunswick 0 | The Chiefs wrap up West Brunswick, shutting them out in seven matches, picking up win #3 on the year. North Myrtle will prepare for their next match against the Georgetown Bulldogs at home.
Singles – Amber Mincey (N) d. Penny Watts 7-5, 6-4; Caitlyn Wolf (N) d. Rachel Norton 6-3, 6-0; Makala Gore (N) d. Sarah Harman 6-1, 6-0; Kimarria Vereen (N) d. Hayley Grimes 7-5, 6-4; Jessica Ella (N) d. Ashley Carter 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles – Mincey/Wolf (N) d. Watts/Norton 8-6; Jessica Beasley/Taylor Gore (N) d. Allie Madison/Harley Lytton 3-3, 6-4, 10-3.
Records – North Myrtle Beach (3-2).
• Green Sea Floyds 5, (at) Johnsonville 2 | Green Sea Floyds downed Johnsonville by three, winning five matches. The win puts Green Sea at 7-1, while their #2 doubles team remains unbeaten at 8-0.
Singles – Natalie Floyd (G) d. Lauren Miller 6-2, 7-6; Megan Millian (G) d. Jordan Williamson 7-5, 6-1; Ashley Ham (G) d. Ashton Prosser 6-4, 4-6, 10-7; Savannah Tiller (G) d. Amber Brown 6-2, 6-0; Claire Stuckey (J) d. Kaylee Jordan 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles – Lauren Miller/Ashton Prosser (J) d. Natalie Floyd/Megan Milligan 8-5; Savannah Bailey/Mandy Grainger (G) d. Kelsey Hanna/Abby Prosser 6-3, 6-4.
Records – Green Sea Floyds (7-1); Johnsonville (2-2).
• (At) Waccamaw 6, Aynor 1 | The Warriors swept the doubles matches but were unable to sweep the singles matches from the Blue Jacktes.
Kathryn Johnson picked up the lone win for Aynor.
Singles – Tolly Rice (W) d. Gentry Johnston 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Elliott (W) d. Anna Dusenbury 6-4, 6-1; Katelina Carr (W) d. Heleana Toth 6-3, 6-2; Kathryn Johnson (A) d. Lizzie Farmer 6-2, 6-0; Lindsey Costin (W) d. Amelia Evans 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles – Elliott/Carr (W) d. Johnston/Dusenbury 8-3; Kaitlyn Carsa/Katherine Lowe (W) d. Kelly Floyd/Shelly Baker 4-6, 7-6, 12-10.
Records – Aynor 5-2, 2-1 Region VII-AA.
High school girls golf
• Carolina Forest 174, (at) Conway 215 | Sammi Spencer won medalist honors to lead the Panthers past the Tigers in a Region VI-AAAA match. Spencer shot a 5-over 41.
Maggie Harper led the way for Conway with a 49.
Carolina Forest 174 – Sammi Spencer 41, Jami Karl 42, Liza Ferrar 46, Elizabeth Snyder-Mounds 46.
Conway 215 – Maggie Harper 49, Emily McClellan 53, Katelyn Altman 53, Ashland Hardwick 63.
Course – Conway Country Club. Par – 36.
Records – Conway 5-0, 0-1 Region VI-AAAA; Carolina Forest 6-0, 1-0 Region VI-AAAA.
• (At) North Myrtle Beach 192, Georgetown 205 | The Chiefs improved to 4-1 on the season and 2-1 in Region VIII-AAA with a victory over the Bulldogs.
Madison Elliot won medalist honors and led North Myrtle Beach with a 4-over 40.
Hannah Fesperman led Georgetown with a 44.
North Myrtle Beach 192 – Madison Elliot 40, Erin Hershelman 51, Kyle Chandler 47, Elena Long 54.
Georgetown 205 – Hannah Fesperman 44, Lauren Owens 49, Blakely Graham 55, Elizabeth Roberts 57.
Course – Eagles Nest. Par – 36.
Record – North Myrtle Beach 4-1 2-1 Region VIII-AAA.
High school volleyball
(At) North Myrtle Beach 3, St. James 0 | The Chiefs stay perfect, sweeping St James in three games winning 25-14, 25-10, and 26-24. Taylor Allman led the way for North Myrtle Beach with 18 kills.
Ellen Johnson added 11 kills and Moriah Jones had 25 digs for the Chiefs.
For the Sharks, Alexis Gunnell answered back recording 6 service points, 10 assists, 2 kills and 1 block.
Leaders: St. James-Hayley Settle 6 kills 1 block, Alexis Gunnell 6 service points 10 assists 2 kills 1 block, Katie Cook 3 service Points 9 digs.
Records: St. James-(4-7, 3-1 Region VIII-AAA); North Myrtle Beach (10-0, 4-0 Region VIII-AAA).
• (At) Socastee 3, Wilson 0 | Socastee handled Wilson at home, winning three of three games at 25-7, 25-9, and 25-8. The Braves produced two outside who came off the court with perfect serving records; Marissa Lord at 10-10 and Alison Markley at 15-15. Socastee gears up for a big match at St. James next, with whom they currently share 2nd place.
Leaders: Socastee-Anna Marie Guest 11 kills 5 aces, Marissa Lord 10-10 serving with 6 aces, Alison Markley 15-15 serving 7 aces 9 assists 1 kill.
Records: Socastee-5-5, (3-1 Region VII-AAA)
• Carolina Forest 3, (at) Conway 1| Carolina Forest got out of Conway with the win, beating the Tigers in three of four matches (25-15, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21). Christina Wright stole the show, posting 14 kills, two blocks and seven service points.
The Panthers now turn their attention toward undefeated powerhouse North Myrtle Beach, who they will face Saturday morning in North Myrtle.
Leaders: Carolina Forest-Christina Wright 14 kills 2 blocks 7 SP, Sam Barrett 10 kills, Macey Imming 9 SP 31 assists.
Records: Carolina Forest–8-2, 3-0 Region VI-AAAA
• Myrtle Beach Christian Academy 3, (at) Low Country Prep 1 | Myrtle Beach Christian Academy improved to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the region with a four set victory over Low Country Prep in Pawleys Island. Scores were 25-13, 25-21, 20-25, and 25-10. Rebekah Bowers led the Saints with 18 kills.
Claudia Markley had 25 assist on the night. Christian Academy travels to Florence to take on Kings Academy on Monday.
Leaders: MBCA–Rebekah Bowers 18 kills, Claudia Markley 25 assists.
• Myrtle Beach 3, (at) Georgetown 0 | The Seahawks bounced back, sweeping Georgetown in 3 games winning 25-6, 25-21, and 25-13. Shelby Sheets led Myrtle Beach with eight kills, while Kate Fullwood and Maggie Maggie Slabinski supplied seven kills a piece. The Seahawks prepare for their next match against unbeaten North Myrtle Beach at home.
Leaders: Myrtle Beach–Shelby Sheets 8 kills, Kate Fullwood 7 kills, Maggie Slabinski 7 kills.
Records: Myrtle Beach–(4-2, 2-2 Region VIII-AAA)
• Carolina Forest 3, (at) Conway 1| Carolina Forest took down Conway winning three of four games (25-15, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21) in region play. The Tigers put up a fight, with senior middle hitter Bridgette Harper putting down 10 kills. Sophomore middle hitter Kailey Williams showed very solid net play for Conway with 7 kills and 4 blocks, and junior outside hitter Madison Gore had 7 kills and 8 digs in the loss. The Tigers host West Florence Tuesday.
Leaders: Conway–Bridgette Harper 10 kills, Kailey Williams 7 kills 4 blocks, Madison Gore 7 kills 8 digs, Ryley Hughes 28 assists 3 kills.
Records: Conway–6-4, 1-1 Region VI-AAAA
CCU Women’s soccer
ROCK HILL The Chanticleers fell to Winthrop in a close match, losing 3-2.
Midfielder Fia Jonsson and Defender Kacey Kelley scored Coastal’s only goals in the first and second periods. Jonsson’s goal tonight was her second of the season.
Winthrop came out swinging early, with midfielders Megan David and Grace Radler scoring in the first and setting the tone for the game. The Eagles scored again in the third by forward Devin Puckett, capping off the night for Winthrop.
The Chants outshot Winthrop by two, but were foul-heavy for the night committing eight fouls.
With the loss Coastal falls to 4-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Big South Conference.