The Clover High School volleyball team defeated York Comprehensive High 3-0 last week in York.
The Lady Blue Eagles, 25-9 and 25-12 winners in the first two games, withheld a strong Lady Cougar effort in the third game, prevailing, 25-18.
"We came out strong," CHS coach Shea Hall said of the team's first region win.
"We've played teams close before tonight," she added. "We took Nation Ford and Gaffney to five games."
Hall said the return of Casey Killian was a plus for the team. Casey missed two and a half weeks with a shoulder injury.
"Casey's important to our team," she said.
Concluded Hall, "This is a good win for us. It's always exciting when York and Clover play."
Lady Cougar coach Julie McGee praised the YCHS girls for the manner in which they fought back in the third game.
"We pushed for every point," she said.
McGee said the Lady Cougars are a young team that is getting better.
"They will learn to take advantage of opportunities that come their way," she said. "They are making progess."
McGee said interest in voleyball is on the rise locally.
"Participation is up," she noted. "More kids are playing volleyball."
The YCHS varsity team reaps the benefits of volleyball being played at the middle school, junior high and junior varsity level.
In other volleyball action last week, Clover defeated Fort Mill 3-1.
After losing the first game 25-18, the Lady Blue Eagles won 29-27 and 25-23 nail-biters.
The CHS girls were dominant in winning the final game, 25-15.
Multi-sports standouts Stephanie Dover and Jaclin Poole played key roles in the win over the Lady Yellow Jackets.
York fell to Gaffney 3-1 in region play.
Gaffney won the first two games 25-9 and 25-15, with the Lady Cougars taking the third game, 25-19. Gaffney pulled away in the final game to win 25-8.
Tikierra Anderson, Peyton Nunn and Amber Hyatt were the leading players for the YCHS team.
The Lady Cougars and the Lady Blue Eagles conclude regular-season play Oct. 23 in the Clover High gym. The action begins at 6:30 p.m.