11:19 PM PST, November 6, 2012
The Menchville High girls volleyball team outlasted Churchland 22-25, 25-17, 25-10, 21-25, 15-9 Tuesday in the Eastern Region quarterfinals at First Colonial, giving the Peninsula District a rare achievement: two teams in the semis.
Both will be big underdogs in the semis. Menchville will face Kellam, and Kecoughtan -- which came from two sets down to upend Granby on Monday -- will take on Ocean Lakes.
Virginia Independent Schools:
In a Division III quarterfinal, Hampton Christian swept Tidewater Academy 25-12, 25-17, 25-14 behind Hannah Williams’ 17 kills and Christina Shipman’s 31 assists.
The second-seeded Warriors will play No. 3 North Cross of Roanoke in a semifinal Friday at Steward School in Richmond. ...
In the Division II quarterfinals, top-seeded Hampton Roads Academy and No. 2 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy reached the semis without losing a set.
HRA handled Seton of Manassas 25-17, 25-11, 25-16 behind Bri Underwood’s 14 kills, Laura Killough's 13 digs and Leanna Yevak's 19 assists. The Navigators gained their ticket to Steward, where they will meet the Peninsula Catholic-Fredericksburg Academy winner.
NSA beat No. 7 Eastern Mennonite of Harrisonburg 26-24, 25-23, 25-17 behind Kaylor Nash's 11 kills, 15 digs and six aces. Quinby Hines added 31 assists, nine digs and an ace for the Saints, who will meet the winner between Highland of Warrenton and Walsingham Academy.
Sixth-seeded HRA won in penalty strokes at No. 3 North Cross in Roanoke, scoring a 2-1 victory to reach the Virginia Independent Schools Division II semifinals.
HRA outscored North Cross 4-3 in the shootout, which went to a sudden-victory situation. Elise Ferguson was the winning goalie. ...
Chancellor beat 2011 state runner-up Grafton 2-1 in a state Group A/AA quarterfinal at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.
The Region I runner-up Chargers earned the right to face Charlottesville, the Region II champion, in a semifinal at 11 a.m. Friday at the National Training Center.
The second semifinal, at 1 p.m. Friday, will pit four-time defending champion Tabb against Fauquier, which beat Region A winner Northampton -- the only Group A team in the field of six -- 2-0.
Top-seeded HRA (14-1), which has home-court advantage throughout the Virginia Independent Schools tournament, romped past Seton of Manassas 6-0 in about 45 minutes to reach Friday’s semi against No. 4 Norfolk Collegiate.
The Oaks edged No. 5 Highland 5-4.
Peninsula District regular-season and tournament champion Woodside's season ended with a loss to Eastern District No. 2 seed Granby in an Eastern Region semifinal.
The Comets won 25-15, 25-19, 25-19 behind Darius Ragin's 19 kills. They advanced to a semifinal against Cox (28-0), which eliminated Grassfield 25-13, 25-6, 25-16.
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