Eastern outlasts Lady Lancers in 4

Bryan Walters

September 17, 2013

STEWART, Ohio — The Eastern volleyball team picked up its 38th straight league victory Monday night following a 25-16, 25-14, 26-28, 25-19 decision over host Federal Hocking in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Athens County.

The visiting Lady Eagles (11-1, 6-0 TVC Hocking) rolled to a 2-0 match lead after posting wins of nine and 11 in the first two games, but the Lady Lancers rallied to steal Game 3 by the minimal two points.

EHS, however, rebounded with a six-point win in the finale to wrap up the 3-1 match decision. Eastern recorded 53 kills, 16 blocks and 13 aces in the triumph.

Maddie Rigsby led the service attack with 14 points, followed by Erin Swatzel and Jordan Parker with 10 points apiece. Katie Keller and Lindsay Wolfe each contributed eight service points, while Kelsey Johnson chipped in seven points to the winning cause.

Swatzel hed a team-high five aces and Wolfe added three, while Parker and Rigsby each had two aces. Johnson also had an ace for the Lady Eagles.

Parker led the net attack with 26 kills, followed by Rigsby with 11 kills and Swatzel with 10 kills. Johnson and Wolfe also contributed four and two kills to the victory.

Keller had a team-best seven blocks, while Swatzel added five and Parker had two. Rigsby and Wolfe also had a block apiece for the guests.

Wolfe dished out a team-high 48 assists, while Rigsby came away with a team-best 45 digs. Paige Cline was next with 33 digs and Parker contributed 32 digs.