HEMLOCK, Ohio — The bus trip may have actually taken longer.
The Eastern volleyball team had little trouble on the road Monday night after capturing a 25-4, 25-8, 25-3 victory over host Miller in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Perry County.
The visiting Lady Eagles (10-1, 6-0 TVC Hocking) won their seventh straight match overall while extending their league winning streak to 26 matches, dating back to the 2010 campaign. Eastern — which allowed just 15 points against the Lady Falcons — only made it through the serving rotation once in the three games played.
Thanks to 21 straight service points to start Game 3, Ally Hendrix finished the night by leading the service attack with 24 points. Erin Swatzel was next with 18 points, while Jordan Parker added 10 points to the winning cause. Maddie Rigsby chipped in eight points, and Gabby Hendrix had one point during her only serves of the night in Game 2.
Swatzel led the net attack with 10 kills and five blocks, followed by Parker with nine kills and Rigsby with seven kills. Kiki Osborne added four kills for the Green and White, while Katie Keller and Ally Hendrix also had a kills apiece. Keller, Rigsby and Ally Hendrix also had a block apiece in the triumph.
Gabby Hendrix led the defense with 12 digs, while Ally Hendrix led the passing game with 31 assists.
Jacy Dutiel led Miller with two service points, and both points came in Game 2. Dutiel’s efforts were also the only points scored by the Lady Falcons on the night.