CENTENARY, Ohio — Improvement in each game.
The Gallia Academy volleyball team claimed a three game sweep of Ohio Valley Conference guest South Point Tuesday night, by counts of 25-14, 25-13 and 25-12.
The Lady Pointers scored the opening point of the first game, but never led again as Gallia Academy (2-0, 2-0 OVC) surged to a 25-14 win, highlighted by six consecutive service points by Carly Shriver.
SPHS jumped out to an early 4-2 lead in the second game, but the Blue Angels again battled back. GAHS junior Hannah McCormick posted eight service points in the second, leading the Blue and White to a 25-13 victory.
Gallia Academy, which never trailed in the third game, had each server score at least once in the finale. South Point managed just four service points in the third and GAHS claimed the 25-12 victory.
Shriver led all servers with 11 service points and three aces, while McCormick added eight points. Jenna Meadows and Brooke Pasquale both marked seven points and two aces, Grace Martin added seven points and one ace, Allison McGhee had four points and one ace, while Ashton Webb marked two points and two aces.
Meadows led the Blue Angels at the net with 14 kills and three blocks, followed by Jordan Walker with 11 kills and seven blocks. Webb finished with eight kills, Martin posted five kills and a block, Ryleigh Caldwell marked three kills and a block, while Shriver and Hanna Johnson each contributed one kill. Shriver marked a team-high 16 assists, followed by McGhee with 11, while the GAHS defense was led by Meadows with 21 digs.
Gallia Academy — which returns to action on September 1, when Chesapeake visits Centenary — will look to sweep South Point on October 5, in Lawrence County.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.