By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
September 28, 2012
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy volleyball team won its third straight match while picking up a season sweep of Portsmouth Thursday night during a 25-16, 25-11, 25-7 Southeastern Ohio Athletic League victory in the Old French City.
The host Blue Angels (11-4, 5-2 SEOAL) earned their second three-game triumph over the Lady Trojans this fall, as GAHS also posted a 25-5, 25-15, 25-17 win at Portsmouth earlier this fall. The Blue Angels were 64-of-73 from the service line and also had team totals of 27 digs, 25 kills, 13 aces and three blocks.
Riley Nibert led the GAHS service attack with 11 points, followed by Sam Morrissey and Maggie Westfall with nine points apiece. Taylor Allen and Bre West each added five points to the winning cause, while Kassie Shriver and Hannah Roach respectively added four and three points. Kendra Barnes also had one service point.
Nibert had a team-high four aces, while Morrissey, Westfall, Roach and West each had two apiece. Shriver also had one ace in the victory.
Westfall led the net attack with 11 kills, followed by Nibert and West with four kills apiece. Chelsy Slone had three kills, Roach added two kills and Micah Curfman added one kill for the Angels. Westfall had two blocks and Nibert added the other block.
Allen and Shriver both led the defense with six digs each, while Westfall contributed five digs. West led the passing game with eight assists.