By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
October 9, 2012
TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The Eastern volleyball team secured a share of the program’s 14th Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division championship in 16 years Monday night following a 25-9, 25-4, 25-4 thumping of visiting Miller at the Eagle’s Nest in Meigs County.
The host Lady Eagles (19-1, 14-0 TVC Hocking) clinched their second straight league crown while also picking up their 34th consecutive TVC Hocking triumph. EHS also captured its 16th straight match victory of the 2012 campaign.
The Lady Eagles surrendered just two service points to the Lady Falcons, whom EHS beat by a 25-4, 25-8, 25-3 margin back on September 17 at Miller.
Ally Hendrix led the EHS service attack with 24 points, followed by Jordan Parker with nine and Erin Swatzel with eight. Maddie Rigsby and Gabby Hendrix respectively added seven and six points, while Kiki Osborne rounded things out with four points.
Rigsby led the net attack with 17 kills and a block, followed by Erin Swatzel with six kills. Osborne and Katie Keller each had five kills, while Parker contributed four kills. Ally Hendrix had two kills for the victors and Keller also had one block.
Gabby Hendrix led the defense with 20 digs, while Ally Hendrix led the passing game with 35 assists.
The share of the 2012 TVC Hocking title is the ninth for Eastern coach Howie Caldwell in his 10 seasons leading the program.