BIDWELL, Ohio — The Lady Raiders kept getting closer, but they couldn’t get close enough.
The River Valley volleyball team dropped three straight sets to the Ohio Valley Conference guest Fairland by a total of 12 points, Tuesday night.
The Lady Dragons (7-3) took game one by count of 25-17, the second game by a count of 25-23 and the third game 26-24.
RVHS (4-4, 3-2 OVC) was led in scoring on the night by Jessica Sanders with 14 points. Courtney Smith and Rachael Smith each had six points, while Chelsea Copley and Leia Moore each had three. Rounding out the River Valley scoring output was Jacey Walter and Brea Stout with two points apiece.
Moore led the Silver and Black with 11 kills, while Kaci Bryant and Jacey Walter each had three. Rachael Smith and Courtney Smith each had two kills on the night. Moore and Rachael Smith had the lone River Valley blocks.Rachael Smith led the Lady Raiders in digs with four, while Copley and Courtney Smith led the way in assists.
Jenna Fulks led the Lady Dragons with 10 points, followed by Ellen Hinshaw with nine and Kelsey Riley with eight. Mackenzie Riley marked seven points, while Chandler Fulks and Nicole Wagner each had five points.
These teams will meet again on September 26th in Proctorville.