Blue Angels outlast Ironton

By Bryan Walters - [email protected]

CENTENARY, Ohio — Still perfect, despite losing another game.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team remained unbeaten following its second straight 3-1 match victory Monday night during a 25-23, 25-12, 23-25, 25-22 decision over visiting Ironton in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Gallia County.

The host Blue Angels (8-0, 6-0 OVC) suffered their first-ever setback within OVC play, but not before establishing a comfortable 2-0 match advantage. The Lady Tigers managed to keep things interesting in the finale, but GAHS ultimately scored the last five points of Game 4 to rally back from a 22-20 deficit.

Ashton Webb led Gallia Academy with 15 service points, followed by Carly Shriver with nine points. Jenna Meadows and Hannah McCormick were next with seven points apiece, while Grace Martin added five points. Allison McGhee and Brooke Pasquale also recorded two points and one point, respectively.

Meadows led the GAHS net attack with 15 kills, followed by Martin and Jordan Walker with nine kills each. Webb and Hannah Johnson also had seven kills apiece for the victors.

Walker recorded a team-high three blocks, while Shriver handed out 31 assists and Martin had 26 digs.

D’Laynie Keith paced the Lady Tigers with 12 service points, followed by Jordan Hannan with nine points and Zakia Lee with seven points.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters

[email protected]