Ashley Hall's Franny Slay claimed her 500th career volleyball victory with the Panthers' 3-0 victory over Hilton Head Prep on Friday.
The Panthers (1-0) downed the Dolphins (0-1), 25-8, 25-18 and 25-7.
Last fall, Slay guided Ashley Hall to its 10th SCISA state championship in 12 years.
Charleston Southern rebounded from an opening-match setback to Elon with a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-21, 25-17) at North Carolina Central at the RTP/Hilton NCCU Tournament in Durham, N.C.
CSU improved to 1-1. Amanda Hill led the Bucs with 15 kills, hitting at a .429 clip. Amy Nokes distributed 27 assists, while Tricia Rodl led with 11 digs. Freshman Kayla Klinger led with three block assists.
--Citadel sophomore Kaona Mercer was the bright spot with six kills for The Citadel, which lost, 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-17) to Ball State.
The game marked the season opener for both teams, who are participating in the SIU-Edwardsville Tournament in Edwardsville, Ill.
The Bulldogs' senior tandem of Tatum Jestila (seven digs, five kills) and Jessica Maas (four kills, two assisted blocks) rounded out front-row performers.
The Citadel opened the women's season with a 3-0 loss to the Jacksonville Dolphins. Junior Laura Serafino registered six saves for the Bulldogs.
-- Charleston Southern (2-1) beat Maine (1-2), 2-1. The Bucs 'first goal came just before the break when a through ball from Michelle Dennis found its way to the middle to the well-timed run of Allison Lewis.
The Bucs' winning goal came from Marky Boyce, who scored her fourth of the season.
Dennis assisted on both goals for the match.
She also came all the way back from right wing to make several key defensive takeaways at key moments late in the second half.
The dying moments were not without their fair share of drama. The final minutes included a team save header on the goal line by defenseman Casey Bolduc to preserve the 2-1 score line with just minutes to play. A heads up game saving play by Bolduc that won't show up on a stat sheet.
"Huge win for us" coach Eric Terrill said following the game. "To beat a team like that, Richmond last year and now Maine this year, it just shows the steps our program is taking. Both of them very quality teams"
The Bucs continue their home stand with a match against Jacksonville Sunday afternoon. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.