By: Alex Hawleyahawley@heartlandpublications.com
September 27, 2012
BIDWELL, Ohio — The Gallia Academy volleyball earned its 10th win of the season Wednesday night with a non-league victory over host River Valley.
The Blue Angels (10-4) took the first game 25-22 over RVHS (5-8), but they found themselves down 21-16 to the Lady Raiders in the second game. Riley Nibert changed that however, scoring nine consecutive points to give GAHS the 2-0 advantage. Gallia Academy took the final game 25-22 for the 3-0 victory.
Riley Nibert led the service attack for GAHS with 13 points in the victory. Maggie Westfall, Haleigh Caldwell and Kassie Shriver each finished with four points of the Blue Angels, followed by Chelsy Slone and Taylor Allen with two points each. Bre West and Sam Morrisey each had one point to round out the Gallia Academy scoring.
Westfall led the way with 13 kills on the night, followed by West amd Nibert with with five apiece. Caldwell and Slone each had four kills, Micah Curfman had two and Shriver finished with one kill to round out the GAHS net attack.
River Valley’s scoring was led by Cady Gilmore with four points on the night, while Janelle McClelland, Leia Moore and Noel Mershon finished each with three points. Rylie Hollingsworth recorded three points to round out the RVHS service attack.
Moore and Justyce Stout led the net attack for the Lady Raiders with three kills each, while Tracy Roberts and Alicia Ferrell each had two kills. Roberts and Moore each had five blocks on the night, while Ferrell had two.
This is the Blue Angels second win over River Valley this season, the first came on September 10th in Centenary.