ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio —Getting things done.
The Eastern volleyball team continued its winning ways, grabbing its 13th consecutive victory with a non-conference triumph over host Meigs Monday night in Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
The Lady Eagles (16-1) took the opening game 25-17 to take the 1-0 advantage over the Lady Marauders (2-13). EHS got off to a hot start in the second game as it scored the first 13 points of the set. The Lady Eagles went on to take the second game 25-6 and they led 2-0. There was no quit in the Lady Marauders however, as Meigs jumped out to an early lead in the third game. After trailing for most of the third game Eastern strung together six straight points to take the game 25-21 and the match 3-0.
“Varsity teams, they play on the same level game after game after game,” said Eastern coach Howie Caldwell. “They don’t play one game real well, one game real bad and then play another game real well. JV teams, yes they do this, varsity teams are very, very consistent and we haven’t reached that consistency yet.”
Eastern’s service attack was led by Ally Hendrix with 22 points on the night, including 12 points in the second game alone. Maddie Rigsby had nine points on the night, followed by Erin Swatzel with five points and Jordan Parker with four. Kiki Osborne finished with three points, while Gabby Hendrix finished with two points to round out the EHS scoring.
The net attack for Eastern was led by Parker with 13 kills, followed by Swatzel with seven. Osborne and Rigsby had three kills apiece, while Katie Keller and Ally Hendrix each finished with two for the Lady Eagles. Swatzel had eight blocks to lead the EHS, followed by Parker with four, Keller and Osborne with three each and Rigsby with two in the victory.Ally Hendrix led Eastern with 27 assists on the night, while Gabby Hendrix led they way with 12 digs.
The Lady Marauders were led in the service attack by Brook Andrus with five points, followed by Lindsay Patterson with four. Brooke Reynolds had three points, followed by Olivia Cremeans with two. Chandra Mattox and Mercadies George rounded out the MHS scoring with one point apiece.
The Meigs net attack was led by Andrus with three kills on the night, followed by Emily Kinnan with four. Olivia Cremeans finished with three kills to close out the MHS total. Patterson led the Lady Marauders with 14 assists. Hannah Cremeans, Emily Kinnan and Olivia Cremeans each had two blocks on the night, while Patterson and Andrus each finished with one.
“Our girls have played hard every game this year,” said Meigs coach Rick Ash. ” They went out in the third game, down two, played hard, were spirited and just never quit.”
The Lady Marauders have now lost four straight matches, and fall to 1-6 against Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division competition this year. The Lady Eagles are now 3-0 against TVC Ohio teams this year, including two wins over Meigs.