TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — A little tougher the second time around.
After defeating Meigs in four games the first go around, the Eastern volleyball team had to go the extra mile at home Saturday during a 25-14, 22-25, 17-25 , 26-24, 15-11 decision over the Lady Marauders during a non-conference matchup at the Eagle’s Nest in Meigs County.
The Lady Lady Eagles (7-5) found themselves in a 2-1 match deficit and barely survived Game 4 after claiming a minimal two-point victory, but the hosts ultimately held on to win the decisive fifth game by four points.
The Lady Marauders (3-11) were led in scoring by Jordan Roush with 13 service points, followed by Devyn Oliver with eight points and Kassidy Betzing with six points. Devin Humphreys was next with five points, while Morgan Lodwick chipped in two points in the setback.
Alliyah Pullins led the MHS net attack with 13 kills, followed by Oliver with 10 kills and Betzing with seven kills and a team-best three blocks.
Oliver dished out a team-best 19 assists and Betzing added a team-high five digs, followed by Oliver with four digs.
No Eastern statistics were available at press time.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.