By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
October 2, 2012
LOGAN, Ohio — The Gallia Academy volleyball team moved into a tie for second place in the league standings Monday night following a 25-11, 18-25, 14-25, 19-25 setback to host Logan in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup in Hocking County.
The visiting Blue Angels (11-5, 5-3 SEOAL) dominated Game 1 by jumping out to an early 18-7 edge before ultimately claiming a 14-point decision. The Lady Chieftains (9-8, 5-3), however, rallied with a trio of solid efforts to wrap up the 3-1 match outcome.
The triumph also allowed Logan to avenge a 26-24, 31-29, 25-17 setback at Gallia Academy back on September 13. Both the Blue Angels and LHS are now two games behind Warren in the SEOAL standings.
Kassie Shriver led the GAHS service attack with 11 points and four aces, followed by Riley Nibert with 10 points. Breanna West and Taylor Allen both contributed five points apiece in the losing cause, while Maggie Westfall also chipped in four points.
Westfall led the net attack with 18 kills, eight of which came in the opening game. Nibert also had eight kills in the setback.
Abbie Hughes led Logan in scoring with 16 points and eight aces. Mackenzie Mays paced the hosts with 14 kills at the net.