CENTENARY, Ohio — No rust here.
When the Gallia Academy volleyball team stepped on the court Tuesday night it had been a week since the Blue and White last played, but the long layoff didn’t seem to affect the Blue Angels, as they claimed a three game victory over Ohio Valley Conference guest Chesapeake, by scores of 25-5, 25-18 and 25-13.
The Blue Angels (3-0, 3-0 OVC) didn’t allow a service point in the opening game, which was capped off by eight straight service points by senior Jordan Walker.
Chesapeake showed some fight in the second game, but the Blue and White were too much to overcome and GAHS capped off the 25-18 with a Jenna Meadows ace.
Leading the match 2-0, GAHS jumped out to an 11-3 lead in the third game and never looked back, cruising to a 25-13 win and the 3-0 match victory.
“We were a little slower tonight than I would have liked to have seen us, but we still came out with the win,” GAHS head coach Janice Rosier said. “They played hard and managed to finish it, so I was real proud of them there. We’re still 3-0, we haven’t lost a set yet, so I’m very proud of them.”
Sophomore Grace Martin led Gallia Academy with 15 service points, including four aces, while senior Jordan Walker added 14 points and one ace. Ashton Webb marked nine points with three aces, Jenna Meadows contributed seven points and an ace, Carly Shriver chipped in with six points, while Hannah McCormick and Allison McGhee each added one point.
Martin also led the Blue and White at the net with 12 kills and three blocks, while Webb marked 10 kills and four blocks. Walker finished with six kills and four blocks, Meadows posted four kills and one block, while Katie Bradley and Hanna Johnson each added two kills. Meadows paced the GAHS defense with 17 digs, while Shriver led the victors with 13 assists, followed by McGhee with 10.
The Blue Angels will look to sweep the Lady Panthers on September 21, when they meet in Chesapeake. After visiting Coal Grove on Wednesday, Gallia Academy will return to action on Saturday when River Valley invades Centenary.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.