MERCERVILLE, Ohio — Getting hot at the right time.
The Southern volleyball team won its fourth straight match Monday night with just a week remaining in the regular season. The Lady Tornadoes defeated Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host South Gallia 25-21, 25-23 and 25-14, making the second time this season SHS has defeated its Gallia County foe.
Sophomore libero Ali Deem led Southern (10-9, 9-5 TVC Hocking)with 14 service points, followed by senior Katie Jenkins. Hannah Hill marked six points, while Celestia Hendrix and Jordan Huddleston each came away with four. Marlee Maynard and Madison Maynard each had two service points in the victory. Deem finished with a team-high four aces, followed by Jenkins with three and the trio of Hendrix, Huddleston and Hannah Hill with one apiece.
Senior Alicia Hornsby led the Lady Rebels (9-11, 5-9) with seven service points, followed by libero Shelby Sanders. Courtney Haner and Tiffany Beaver both marked four points, Sara Bailey and Bailey Corbin each had three, while Brynn Adams added two points. Hornsby had a team-high four aces, followed by Beaver with one.
The Lady Tornadoes net attack was led by Jansen Wolfe with 11 kills, followed by Huddleston with three and Hendrix with two. Baylee Hupp, Haley Hill and Madison Maynard each marked one kill in the match. Jenkins led the Purple and Gold with six assists, followed by Marlee Maynard with four.
Adams paced the Red and Gold at the net with seven kills, followed by Haner and Katie Bostic with three apiece. Rachel Johnson had two kills, while Sanders and Jayla Wolford both marked one. Sara Bailey led the Lady Rebels with four assists, followed by Hornsby with three. Haner had two blocks and Sanders marked five digs to pace the defense.
Southern’s four game winning streak is a season-long, while South Gallia had won back-to-back games coming into Monday night. The Lady Tornadoes also defeated SGHS in straight games on September 16th in Racine.