Lady Raiders lose at Lancers

By Paul Boggs - [email protected]

STEWART, Ohio — The River Valley High School volleyball team dropped its second straight four-game match — and second straight to a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division squad — on Wednesday night.

The Lady Raiders fell at Federal Hocking in a non-league tilt — 19-25, 25-14, 19-25 and 14-25 —inside McInturf Gymnasium in Stewart.

On Tuesday, River Valley, a member of the TVC-Ohio, opened its season by losing in four games at Eastern — also of the TVC-Hocking.

On Thursday night, the Lady Raiders welcomed Belpre of the TVC-Hocking for their home opener.

Against the Lady Lancers, the Raiders recorded only 17 kills and 17 assists, with an 87-percent serving percentage.

They also collected 14 digs and served up 10 aces, including half of those 10 by Angel Toler.

Toler also had half (nine) of the 17 assists, while the team’s other setter — Isabella Mershon — notched six.

Mershon and Carly Gilmore served up a pair of aces, as the hitter Gilmore led the way with seven kills.

Mershon made four kills.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs

[email protected]