Beaufort High advanced and Bluffton was bounced in the first round of the Class 4A volleyball playoffs Thursday.
The Eagles swept visiting Wilson 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-17) to advance to a second-round matchup at North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.
Sophomore outside hitters Hannah Merchant (12 kills) and Chase Vaigneur (eight kills) led the Eagles’ attack, and McCayla Willingham added seven kills. Setters Madison Gallion and Zyaire Middleton directed the offense and served strong throughout the match.
Bluffton lost at AC Flora 3-1 (25-8, 26-28, 25-9, 25-15) in its first-round match.
Hilton Head High had a first-round bye and will host North Augusta in Tuesday’s second round.
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