Lady Marauders swept by Alexander

ALBANY, Ohio — You win some, you lose some.

The Meigs volleyball team has done both this week, sweeping Belpre in a non-conference tilt on Monday and then falling in straight games to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division host Alexander, on Tuesday at ‘The Alley’.

On Tuesday, there were a pair of lead changes in the opening game, before the host Lady Spartans opened up a 15-point lead. The Lady Marauders (2-2, 0-1 TVC Ohio) trimmed Alexander’s lead back to 10, but eventually fell by a 25-14 count.

Meigs held leads of 4-2 and 6-5 in the second game, but Alexander took the advantage at 7-6 and never trailed again. AHS won the second game by a 25-16 final and moving ahead 2-0 in the match.

In the third game, MHS led all the way through its first service rotation, before AHS tied the game at 12. The Lady Spartans tied the game again at 15 and 19, before finally taking the advantage at 20-19.

The Lady Marauders tied the game at 22, 24 and 25, but never regained the lead, falling by a 27-25 margin, to give Alexander the 3-0 sweep.

Maddie Fields led the Lady Marauder service attack with 13 points in the setback. Next was Kassidy Betzing with four points and one ace, followed by Marissa Noble and Hannah Durst with two points apiece. Baylee Tracy, Maci Hood and Deidra Cleland each had one service point in the setback.

At the net, Betzing and Paige Denney each had three kills, while Durst added one kill. Fields had a team-best seven assists, while Betzing led the MHS defense with team-highs of four kills and four blocks.

In Monday’s sweep of Belpre, Fields had two aces, while Noble added one. Betzing had a team-highs of 12 kills and one block, while Fields had three kills. Hood and Denney both had two kills in the win, while Allie Hanstine added one.

After a trip to Federal Hocking on Wednesday, Meigs will have the remainder of the week off. The Lady Marauders resume TVC Ohio play on Tuesday, when Vinton County visits Rocksprings.

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Meigs junior Kassidy Betzing (3) goes up for a spike during the Lady Marauders’ win over Southern, on August 22, in Rocksprings. junior Kassidy Betzing (3) goes up for a spike during the Lady Marauders’ win over Southern, on August 22, in Rocksprings. Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

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