Lady Rebels shock Waterford

By Bryan Walters - [email protected]

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — How about that.

The South Gallia volleyball team rallied from a 2-0 match deficit and claimed its first-ever victory over visiting Waterford following a 15-25, 15-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-11 decision Thursday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division contest in Gallia County.

The host Lady Rebels (9-10, 4-9 TVC Hocking) picked up their first volleyball win over the Lady Wildcats in a dozen league meetings, dating back to South Gallia’s first season in the fall of 2010. WHS also won the previous match-up in Washington County by a 25-20, 25-15, 25-15 count back on September 17.

SGHS has now won two straight decisions and will play two of its final three regular season contests at home next week.

Erin Evans led the Lady Rebel service attack with 15 points, followed by Jayla Wolford and Courtney Haner with 10 points apiece. Mariah Hineman and Kirstin Burnette were next with four points each, while Maddie Simpson and Caitlyn VanScoy contributed three points apiece.

Taylor Burnette wrapped up the winning tally with two points. Wolford and Evans also led the hosts with two aces apiece.

Hanes led the net attack with nine kills, followed by Wolford with seven kills and a team-high nine blocks. Hineman and VanScoy also contributed five kills and three kills, respectively.

Evans led South Gallia with nine assists, while both Burnettes chipped in eight digs each.

SGHS returns to action Monday when it hosts Belpre in a TVC Hocking contest at 6 p.m.

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

By Bryan Walters

[email protected]