By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
September 20, 2012
RACINE, Ohio — From winless to a winning streak, it was simply a good night for the Meigs volleyball team.
The Lady Marauders snapped a nine-match losing skid Wednesday night by picking up a pair of wins against River Valley and host Southern during a non-conference tri-match at Charles W. Hayman Gymnasium in Meigs County.
Meigs (2-9) rallied back from a 1-0 deficit against the Lady Raiders (4-7) to claim its first win of the season by a 22-25, 25-21, 25-20 margin, then rode that momentum into the final match of the night against SHS — which resulted in a 25-19, 25-10 triumph. The Lady Tornadoes (5-7) defeated RVHS in the opening match by a 25-17, 25-19 count.
Mercadies George led the MHS service attack against River Valley with five points, followed by Olivia Cremeans and Brook Andrus with four points apiece. Emily Kinnan led the net attack with 13 kills, followed by George with nine and Andrus with seven. Lindsay Patterson dished out a team-high 29 assists and Hannah Cremeans added a team-best three blocks.
Cady Gilmore and Noel Mershon led the RVHS service attack with nine points apiece, while Tracy Roberts led the net attack against MHS with seven kills and five blocks. Leia Moore added six kills and six blocks, while Alicia Ferrell chipped in three kills and six blocks.
George also led the Meigs service attack against Southern with nine points, followed by Brooke Reynolds with five points and Patterson with three points. Kinnan and Andrus both had eight kills apiece to lead the net attack, while Patterson added 19 assists to the victory.
Katie Jenkins led the SHS service attack with four points and Jordan Huddleston added three points. Darien Diddle led the net attack with three kills, followed by Jansen Wolfe and Jordan Huddleston with two kills apiece.
Jenkins and Ali Deem both had a team-high nine service points against River Valley, while Celestia Hendrix led the net attack with seven kills. Wolfe added five kills, Diddle had four kills and Huddleston chipped in three kills to the winning cause.
Rylie Hollingsworth paced RVHS with six service points and Gilmore added four points. Moore led the net attack with three kills, while Roberts and Kaci Bryant added two kills each. Roberts also had five blocks in the setback.