By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
October 2, 2012
BIDWELL, Ohio — The River Valley volleyball team moved into a first-place tie in the league standings Tuesday night following a 25-12, 25-17, 25-17 victory over visiting Coal Grove in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Gallia County.
The host Lady Raiders (7-9, 7-2 OVC) avenged a 25-11, 25-21, 30-28 setback at CGHS earlier in the year and also moved into a tie with the Lady Hornets (7-2 OVC) in the league standings. Both teams have one OVC match remaining, which will determine the final outcome of the league standings.
Cady Gilmore led the RVHS service attack with 25 points, followed by Rylie Hollingsworth with 20 points and Janelle McClelland with eight points. Justyce Stout added seven points to the winning cause, while Noel Mershon rounded things out with six points.
Tracy Roberts led the net attack with 12 kills, followed by Leia Moore and Kaci Bryant with four kills apiece. Stout and Alicia Ferrell both had two kills each, while Gilmore, Mershon and Rachael Smith rounded things out with one kill each.
Moore had a team-high three blocks for the hosts, while Roberts and Mershon added two blocks each. Ferrell and Bryant also had a block each in the triumph.
Shae Willis led the Lady Hornets with 21 service points in the setback.