Fort Mill head volleyball coach Jim Seidel said the team that lost to the Weddington Warriors Tuesday evening wasn’t the team he has seen this season.
The Jackets were swept by Weddington 3-0 (25-22, 25-18,25-14) to fall to 10-2 overall on the season in losing their home opener. Fort Mill had played well coming into the match off a tournament title in Chesnee Saturday. They had opened the season finishing second in the Byrnes Invitational and had defeated Rock Hill 3-1 in between those tournaments. The match on Tuesday was different.
“We didn’t show up,” Seidel said. “We talked about being mentally tough after the match.”
Weddington jumped out in the first set and led for the most part through the entire match. The Warriors started 5-1 in the first set, but Fort Mill battled back to get within two at 9-7. Weddington then started to pull away and went up 16-12, but Fort Mill would tie the set at 16-16 and then 19-19.
The Warriors would regroup and again pull away for a 25-22 first set win. Weddington again went up early 4-1 and then extended their lead to 12-8 in the second set. Fort Mill stayed close with them, but couldn’t again consistently pressure the Warriors enough to grab a lead.
Weddington would then win the second set 25-18 and start the third set with a 5-0 lead. The Jackets again stayed close at 8-4 in the third set, but the Warriors’ strength started allowing them to pull away for a 25-14 win.
The Jackets will now host Rock Hill later this week and will continue to stay at home with matches Sept. 9 against Northwestern and Sept. 14 against Nation Ford.
The Fort Mill girls’ golf team beat Nation Ford at the Tega Cay Golf Club 186-230 Tuesday to improve to 2-0 overall. The Jackets were led by a round of 45 from Greycen Baker, with both Samantha Benton and Cayla Cappuzzo each shooting rounds of 46. MacKenzie Finn finished with a 49 for Fort Mill.
For Nation Ford, Sara McCaskill and Sarah Tran each shot a 54 to lead the Falcons. Katie Griggs shot a 59 and Addie Ruth finished with a 63 for Nation Ford to round out the scoring.
Fort Mill’s next match is scheduled for Sept. 2 against Catawba Ridge. Nation Ford is scheduled to play again Sept. 2 against Northwestern.
The Fort Mill swim team swept a multi-team meet winning against Boiling Springs, Gaffney, South Pointe and the Governor’s School with both the boys’ and girls’ teams winning. Fort Mill won four of six relay events. Individuals winning for Fort Mill were:
Olivia Corbi – girls’ 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle
Cadyn Henson – girls’ 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke
Kyndall Brown – girls’ 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle
Max Reichert – boys’ 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly
Anna Kate Halligan – girls’ 100-yard butterfly
Ava Corbi – girls’ 100-yard backstroke
Owen Fey – boys’ 100-yard backstroke
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