Lady Raiders fall to Athens

By Donald Lambert -

BIDWELL, Ohio — A rough night for the Silver and Black.

The Athens volleyball team defeated host River Valley in consecutive games in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match-up on Tuesday night in Gallia County. The Lady Raiders (4-14, 1-7 TVC Ohio) put up a good fight early on, but the Lady Bulldogs took a bite out of the home team by a 25-20, 25-11, 25-7 count.

Senior Jacey Walter led the Lady Raiders with five service points, followed by Courtney Smith with three points. Ashley Gilmore and Alex Truance contributed to River Valley’s effort with two points each. Truance hada team-high five kills during the match, while Jacey Walter had two kills.

Mackenzie Halter led Athens with eight service points, followed Cassie Staten with six points. Cassidy Wood, Naomi Oberg and Rachael Gilkey each had three points, while Cleah Prince contributed two points for the Lady Bulldogs.

River Valley fell to Athens in their previous meeting 3-0 on Sept. 8 at Athens. The Lady Raiders will next host Alexander on Tuesday. Match time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Donald Lambert