TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The Eastern volleyball team kept getting better with time Monday night following a straight-game 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 victory over visiting Meigs in a non-conference matchup at the Eagle’s Nest.
The host Lady Eagles (6-1) won their third straight match of the season and their sixth straight decision over the Lady Marauders, who fell to 0-5 overall this fall. Meigs last defeated Eastern on September 9, 2009 by a 22-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-20 margin at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Lady Eagles struggles early on from the service line, recording four of their six misses in the opening game. EHS, however, managed 21 of their 44 kills in that opening game — which resulted in a four-point win and an early 1-0 lead. The hosts never looked back from there, winning the final two games by eight and a dozen points to wrap up the 3-0 match decision.
Ally Hendrix led the EHS service attack with 15 points, followed by Maddie Rigsby with 10 points and Kiki Osborne with seven points. Erin Swatzel contributed six points to the winning cause, while Gabby Hendrix and Jordan Parker rounded out the respective totals with three and two points.
Parker led the net attack with 12 kills and three blocks, while Swatzel chipped in 11 kills and a team-high four blocks. Rigsby added nine kills and a block, followed by Osborne with six kills and Katie Keller with four kills and two blocks.
Ally Hendrix had two kills to go along with a team-best 52 assists. Gabby Hendrix also had a team-high 27 digs.
The Lady Marauders finished the night 48-of-53 from the service line while also recording team totals of 19 kills and four blocks.
Brook Andrus and Brooke Reynolds both paced MHS with five service points apiece, followed by three each from Lindsay Patterson and Emily Kinnan. Olivia Cremeans and Alyson Dettwiller rounded out the respective point totals with two and one.
Kinnan led the net attack with eight kills and three blocks, followed by Andrus with five kills and Mercadies George with three kills. Hannah Cremeans added two kills and a block, while Olivia Cremeans finished things out with a kill. Patterson also had a team-high 15 assists in the setback.