The Gallia Academy volleyball team started its 2012 season in style earlier this week with a pair of road wins over Minford and Fairland in a pair of non-conference matchups. The Blue Angels (2-0) defeated the Lady Falcons on Monday night by a 25-16, 25-18, 25-18 margin, then topped the Lady Dragons on Tuesday in three games 25-16, 25-16, 25-22.
Against Minford, Maggie Westfall led the service attack with 12 points and six aces, followed by Riley Nibert with 11 points and Kendra Barnes with 10 points and five aces. Breanna West added six points and three aces to the winning cause, while Kassie Shriver and Haleigh Caldwell rounded things out with three and two points, respectively.
Westfall and West both led the net attack with four kills apiece, while Caldwell and Micah Curfman chipped in three kills each. Westfall also had a team-best four blocks, while Chelsy Slone added three blocks. Shriver led the passing game with eight assists and Taylor Allen followed with seven assists. Westfall also had a team-high six digs.
Against Fairland, Allen led the service attack with 14 points and four aces, followed by Nibert with 11 points and Shriver with seven points. Westfall added five points, while West and Hannah Roach both chipped in three points. Barnes also served up one point for the victors.
Westfall led the net attack with 11 kills, followed by Caldwell with nine kills and Nibert with eight kills. West added six kills, Curfman had five kills and Slone contributed four kills. Shriver also had two kills in the win. Slone and Nibert had four and two blocks, respectively, to lead the guests.
Barnes made a team-high 11 digs, followed by West with 10. Shriver and Allen both led the passing game with 16 assists each.