Blue Angels outlast Jackson

By Alex Hawley -

JACKSON, Ohio — An extra game was needed, but another win is in the books.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team won its fourth match in a row on Monday night in Jackson County, defeating the host Ironladies by a 3-1 tally.

There were a trio of lead changes in the opening game, with the Blue Angels (11-2) taking the advantage for good at 12-11. JHS tied it up at 17, but the guests finished the set with an 8-to-2 run for a 25-19 win.

Jackson scored the first point of Game 2, but Gallia Academy took the next five. GAHS was up 22-18, when the Ironladies reeled off seven points in a row for a 25-22 win.

After four lead changes in Game 3, the teams were tied at 20. Jackson claimed the next point, but Gallia Academy scored the five after that for a 25-21 victory.

The Blue Angels finished the night with a wire-to-wire win in the fourth, scoring the first six points and holding on for the 25-23 triumph.

Regan Wilcoxon led the Blue and White with 17 service points, including five aces. Jenna Harrison was next with a dozen points and four aces, followed by Bailey Barnette with eight points and five aces. Bella Barnette had five points and two aces, while Callie Wilson contributed four points and three aces to the winning cause. Maddy Petro and Maddi Meadows chipped in with three points apiece, including two aces and one ace respectively.

Petro led the Blue Angels at the net with 23 kills and a pair of blocks. Chanee Cremeens posted eight kills and a block, Bailey Barnette added seven kills, while Wilcoxon had three kills, one block and a team-best 41 assists. Emma Hammons finished with two kills and a block, Meadows came up with a pair of kills, Abby Hammons had one kill and three blocks, while Wilson ended with one kill.

Leading the GAHS defense, Bailey Barnette had 25 digs, and Harrison added 23.

After Tuesday’s trip to Marietta, GAHS will get back to work in the Ohio Valley Conference at home on Thursday against Portsmouth.

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By Alex Hawley

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.