Lady Marauders slip past Logan

By Alex Hawley - [email protected]

LOGAN, Ohio — When you’re hot, you’re hot, and when you’re not, you’re not.

The Meigs volleyball team picked up its fourth consecutive victory, on Wednesday evening at Jim Myers Gymnasium in Hocking County, as the Lady Marauders claimed a four-game victory over non-conference host Logan, which has now lost six straight matches.

After 30 points were played in the opening game, Meigs (6-7) and Logan (4-8) were tied at 15. From there, the Lady Marauders jumped out to a 22-17 lead, but LHS fought back to tie the game at 24. Meigs led 25-24 and 26-25, but the Lady Chiefs claimed the final three points to win the game by a 28-26 count.

Logan led by as much as four, early in the second game, but MHS battled back to tie the score at 14. The Lady Marauders’ first lead of the second came at 18-17, but the Lady Chiefs claimed the next point to tie the game at 18. From that point, Meigs outscored the Purple and White 7-to-1, taking the second by a 25-19 margin to tie the match at one game apiece.

After tying the third game six times in the early going, Meigs took its first lead at 17-16. Logan then took the lead back with a 4-0 run, but the Maroon and Gold fought back to take a 22-21 advantage. LHS tied the game at 22 and again at 24, but the hosts never regained the lead, falling by a 26-24 count to give Meigs a 2-1 advantage in the match.

After 36 points in the fourth game, the teams were tied for the 11th time. Logan took a 23-19 advantage, but Meigs answered with a 7-1 run to cap off the 3-1 match victory with a 26-24 win.

The Lady Marauder service attack was led by Maddie Fields with 12 points and two aces. Devyn Oliver and Maddie Hendricks each finished with 11 service points, including a pair of aces by Oliver. MHS senior libero Jordan Roush had nine points and four aces in the win, Kassidy Betzing added eight points, while Alliyah Pullins marked two points.

Betzing posted 23 kills and five blocks to lead Meigs at the net, while Oliver finished with five kills, one block and a team-best 20 assists. Pullins marked five kills for the victors, Paige Denney added three kills and two blocks, while Devin Humphreys had two kills. Morgan Lodwick contributed one kill and one block for MHS, while Fields added 12 assists.

Meigs’ defense was led by Hendricks with 11 digs and Oliver with eight.

The Lady Marauders are now 4-3 in non-league play and will look to add to their win total on Monday, when they visit Warren.

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

By Alex Hawley

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