Blue Angels roll past River Valley

Alex Hawley

September 23, 2013

BIDWELL, Ohio — Three in a row.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team won its third straight match Monday night, by defeating host River Valley in three consecutive sets, during this Gallia County matchup.

The Blue Angels (10-7) came out firing with a 6-0 run to start the match and took the opening set 25-15. River Valley (8-7) hung tough in the second set but Gallia Academy’s 74 sideout percentage was too much to over come and the Lady Raiders fell 25-18. RVHS jumped out to a 14-11 lead in the third set but the Blue Angels rallied back to take the set 25-21 and the match in straight games.

Kassie Shriver and Jenna Meadows led the Blue Angels with 10 points apiece, followed by Chelsy Slone with six and Carly Shriver with three. Maggie Westfall and Hannah Roach each marked two points in the win. Meadows’ six aces paced the Blue Angels, whole Westfall, Slone and Kassie Shriver each had one. Roach and Carly Shriver each had one ace in the triumph.

The Lady Raiders service attack was led by Jacey Walter with five points. Kaci Bryant and Courtney Smith each marked four points, Chelsea Copley had three, followed by Leia Moore with two. Rachael Smith rounded out the RVHS total with one point. Courtney Smith had two aces, while Copley and Walter each had one.

Westfall led the net attack for GAHS with 13 kills, followed by Maggie Clagg with wight. Haleigh Caldwell marked six kills, Slone had three, while Kassie Shriver added one. Kassie Shriver led the Blue Angels with 21 assists, while Clagg had the team’s lone block. Meadows marked a game-high 24 digs, while Brooke Pasquale had 14.

Bryant led the Silver and Black net attack with five kills, followed by Moore and Walter with three apiece. Rachael Smith had two kills, while Copley and Courtney Smith each had one. Moore had the team’s lone block, while Alex Truance and Courtney Smith each had one dig. The majority of the Lady Raiders 15 assists went to Copley and Courtney Smith.

These teams will meet again on October 7, in Centenary.