Blue Angels drop Southern in straight sets

Alex Hawley

August 27, 2013

CENTENARY, Ohio — So much for gracious hosts.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team toppled visiting Southern in straight games Tuesday night in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.

The Blue Angles (1-1) took the first game by a count 25-14 and then rallied from behind to take the second game by a count of 25-17. Gallia Academy kept up the solid play and defeated Southern (0-1) 25-13 in the the final game to take their first victory of the season.

Gallia Academy’s scoring was paced by Maggie Clagg with 13 points. Maggie Westfall and Kathleen Allen each marked seven points, Kassie Shriver added six, while Chelsy Slone and Haleigh Caldwell each finished with five markers. Taylor Allen and Sam Morrissey each marked three points, and Jenna Meadows rounded out the GAHS total with one point.

Westfall’s 15 kills paced the net offense of the Blue Angels, followed by Caldwell with five. Slone, Meadows and Clagg each marked four kills, while Shriver had one. Morrissey’s 16 assists was a team-high.

Southern’s scoring was led by Katie Jenkins with 10 points, including eight straight in the second game. Hannah Hill marked five points, Jansen Wolfe had two, while Jordan Huddleston rounded out the SHS total with one point.

GAHS is the lone Southeastern Ohio Athletic League opponent for the Lady Tornadoes this season. The Blue Angles have one more game against a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division team; September 11th when they host Eastern.