Blue Angels topple Rock Hill

By Alex Hawley -

CENTENARY, Ohio — Keeping a good thing going.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team notched its ninth straight victory Tuesday night, defeating Ohio Valley Conference guest Rock Hill in straight games.

The Blue Angels (9-0, 7-0 OVC) battled through five ties in the first game — the last of which came at 14 — to claim a 25-20 victory and move ahead 1-0 in the match.

Gallia Academy allowed Rock Hill just two service points in the second game and the Blue Angels went ahead 2-0 in the match with a 25-11 victory.

GAHS scored the first nine points of the third game, eight of which came on service points by Carly Shriver. The Blue Angels never trailed in the third, winning by a margin of 25-10 and securing the 3-0 triumph.

The Blue Angels — who were ranked 18th in the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Poll that was released on Tuesday — were led by Shriver with 14 points in the win. Jordan Walker posted eight service points, Abby Wood added six, while Ashton Webb, Jenna Meadows and Grace Martin each added five. Allison McGhee rounded out the GAHS service attack with four points. Shriver marked a team-high three aces, while Webb and Walker each added one.

Webb’s 14 kills led the Blue and White at the net, while Meadows added 10 and Martin chipped in with eight. Walker finished with six kills, Ryleigh Caldwell posted four, while Brooke Pasquale and Hanna Johnson each marked one kill in the win. Webb also had a team-best five blocks, followed by Martin with four and Walker with two.

Wood led GAHS with 16 digs, followed by Meadows with 10, while Shriver posted a team-high 17 assists, followed by McGhee with 12.

After hosting Logan on Wednesday, the Blue Angels return to action on Monday at Chesapeake.The Blue and White defeated the Lady Panthers in straight games on September 1, in Gallia County.

GAHS will look to sweep Rock Hill on September 30, in Pedro.

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

By Alex Hawley