Blue Angels pound Porstmouth in straight sets

Alex Hawley

September 6, 2013

CENTENARY, Ohio — Defending home court.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team earned its first Southeastern Ohio Athletic League victory of the season Thursday night with a three set sweep of visiting Portsmouth in Gallia County.

The Blue Angels (5-3, 1-1 SEOAL) stormed out of the gates taking set one 25-13 over the Lady Trojans (5-2, 0-2). Gallia Academy kept the momentum up in the second game, winning 25-11. The Blue Angels defeated Portsmouth 25-17 in the final set to secure the 3-0 match victory.

Maggie Westfall led the attack for GAHS, marking 16 kills in the game. Haleigh Caldwell finished with eight kills, followed by Chelsy Slone with five. Maggie Clagg and Jenna Meadows each finished with three kills, while Kassie Shriver and Micah Curfman each finished with one.

Gallia Academy earned serving aces from Shriver, Clagg and Slone on the night. GAHS boasted a 91.9 serving percentage. Shriver led the Blue Angels with 22 assists in the game, while Slone finished with the lone team block.

The Blue Angels will look for the sweep of Portsmouth on September 30th, when these teams meet in Scioto County.