CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Back to back wins and back to .500 on the season.
The River Valley volleyball team made the first step toward its second straight Ohio Valley Conference championship Tuesday night with a 3-1 victory over host Chesapeake. This is the second straight win for the Lady Raiders, bringing their record to 2-2 on the young season.
RVHS (2-2, 1-0 OVC) jumped out to an early lead after taking the first set 25-19 and the second set 25-17. The Lady Panthers battled back to take the third game 25-18. River Valley took advantage of 13 kills in the fourth set and edged out the 27-25 win, and the 3-1 match victory.
Leia Moore led the Lady Raiders offense with 14 points, followed by Rachael Smith with 11. Courtney Smith notched 10 points, Kaci Bryant added eight, while Chelsea Copley finished with six. Rounding out the RVHS service attack was Kaela Shaw with two points and Jacy Walter with one.
Moore also paced the River Valley at the net with 10 kills, followed by Bryant with eight. Copley and Rachael Smith both added five kills, while Courtney Smith had two and Walter notched one. Walter led the team with 10 digs, while Moore finished with a team-high four blocks. Rachael Smith added two more blocks, while the 31 RVHS assists were mainly divided between Copley and Courtney Smith.
This was the third consecutive road game for the Lady Raiders. RVHS will look to sweep Chesapeake on September 19th, when the Lady Panthers travel to Bidwell.