Seahawks, Tigers look to advance

Published 5:48 am Tuesday, October 21, 2008

By Staff
Staff Reports
The Southside Seahawks and Williamston Tigers will look to advance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A state volleyball playoffs.
Both teams are home for tonight’s second-round games, which are both scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
Coach Elizabeth Pruden’s Seahawks (15-8) play host to the Perquimans Pirates (13-9). Southside, the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Conference, advanced with a 3-0 sweep of West Columbus in the first round. Perquimans, the No. 3 seed out of the Albemarle Conference, moved on with a 3-2 victory over Jamesville.
Coach Herbie Rogers will lead his Tigers (16-6) into tonight’s match against the Cape Hatteras Hurricanes (11-7). Williamston, the No. 1 seed from the Atlantic Conference, took care of North Edgecombe in three games in the opening round. Cape Hatteras, the No. 2 seed in the Tideland Conference, posted a 3-1 first-round win over Southeast Halifax.
The Southside-Perquimans winner will face the survivor between Camden (15-9, No. 2 Albemarle seed) and Louisburg (20-6, No. 1 Tar Roanoke) in Thursday’s third-round action. If Southside wins and Camden wins, Southside would play at home. If Southside wins and Louisburg wins, the Seahawks would be on the road.
The Williamston-Cape Hatteras winner will face the survivor between Gates County (13-10, No. 2 Tar Roanoke Conference) and Manteo (22-1, No. 1 Albemarle) in the third round Thursday. If the Tigers win, they will be at home regardless of the outcome between Gates County and Manteo, based on seeding priority.
The sectional round will be held Saturday, the regional round Oct. 28 and the state championship Nov. 1. The 1A state championship will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State University campus.