PEDRO, Ohio — A perfect end to a perfect month.
The Gallia Academy volleyball team — which is ranked 13th in the latest Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Poll — capped off its undefeated September with a straight-game Ohio Valley Conference victory over Rock Hill, Wednesday night in Lawrence County.
Gallia Academy (15-0, 11-0 OVC), which never trailed in any of the three games, won the opening game of the night by a 25-16 count on the strength of five kills each by Jenna Meadows and Ashton Webb. The Redwomen managed just two service points in the second game, allowing the Blue Angels to take a 25-7 victory. GAHS led 10-1 in the third game and held on for a 25-22, led by Webb with seven kills and Jordan Walker nine points.
The Blue Angels service attack was led by Meadows and Abby Wood with 10 points apiece, including an ace by Meadows. Walker finished with nine points and one ace, Carly Shriver added six points and three aces, Ryleigh Caldwell marked four points and one ace, while libero Brooke Pasquale had three points in the triumph. Rounding out the GAHS scoring were Webb with two points including one ace, and Grace Martin with one point.
Martin led Gallia Academy at the net with 16 kills and five blocks, followed by Webb with 15 kills and one block. Meadows posted eight kills in the win, Walker added five kills and a block, while Caldwell finished with two kills. Pasquale and Hanna Johnson each marked one kill to round out the Blue Angel net attack.
Shriver marked a team-best 27 assists, followed by Allison McGhee with seven. The GAHS defense was led by Meadows with 24 digs, followed by Martin with 15, Wood with 14 and Pasquale with 11.
The Redwomen were led by Adriane Neal with five service points, followed by Elisabeth Wilds and Sami Dillon with four each. Jill Hairston posted three points, while Jenna Lane rounded out the RHHS total with one point.
The Blue Angels — who have now won 15 straight matches and 11 consecutive games — also defeated Rock Hill on September 15, by a 3-0 count in Centenary.
GAHS, which hosted Warren on Thursday in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League tilt, returns to the court on Monday at South Point.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.
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