Unioto ousts Blue Angels
by Alex Hawley
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Gallia Academy volleyball team’s post season run fell short, as the fifth seeded Blue Angels fell in three games to the fifth seeded Lady Shermans Wednesday night in the sectional final at Unioto High School.
UHS took the first game 25-20, the second game 25-14 and the final game 25-17 to win its second consecutive sectional title.
The Blue Angels were led by Riley Nibert with seven service points, followed by Kassie Shriver with six. Kendra Barnes and Maggie Westfall each had three points, while Bre West finished with one to round out the GAHS service attack.
Westfall led the Gallia Academy net attack with 10 kills in the game, followed by West with three. Chelsy Slone, Haleigh Caldwell, and Nibert each had two kills to close out the GAHS total.Westfall had two blocks for the Blue Angels, while Caldwell had the other. Barnes led the way with 14 digs, while Shriver had a team-high eight assists.
Tori Cox led the service attack for Unioto with nine points, while Karre Niff had eight, Alexis Overly had seven and Taylor Overly recorded five. Halle White and Anna Karr each tallied three points, MaKenna Steinbrook and Emily Ward each had two points and Kassidey Winegardner finished with one point to round out the UHS total.
Alexis Overly had 17 kills to lead the victors, while Steinbrook had 15 assists on the night. Ward and Niff tied for a team-high with 11 digs on the night.
Unioto will face top seeded Washington Courthouse Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Southeastern High School.
This marks the final game for GAHS seniors Bre West and Riley Nibert.
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