CENTENARY, Ohio — Not one, but two milestones reached on the same night.
The Gallia Academy volleyball team won its 30th consecutive regular season match on Tuesday evening in Gallia County, defeating Ohio Valley Conference guest South Point in straight games.
The Blue Angels — who have now won 21 consecutive OVC matches, all in straight games — surpassed the half-century mark with the second game victory on Tuesday, having now won 51 consecutive regular season games.
GAHS (8-0, 6-0 OVC) won the opening game by a decisive 25-10 count after 10 aces, with the highest service percentage of the night at 92.
Gallia Academy moved ahead 2-0 in the match with a 25-16 win in the second game, as the Blue Angel service percentage dipped by only .3 from the first game.
The Blue Angels capped off the 3-0 sweep with a 25-14 win in the third. The guests had their lowest service percentage of the match, at 87.5, in the third game, but made up for it with an 85.7 side-out percentage, their highest of the night.
Ashton Webb posted a team-best 10 aces to lead the victors, while Alex Barnes and Peri Martin both added two aces. Hunter Copley and Maddie Wright rounded out the category for GAHS with an ace apiece.
Wright led the Blue Angels at the net with nine kills and one block. Next was Barnes with seven kills and two blocks, followed by Madison Petro with six kills and one block.
Martin contributed three kills, one block and a team-best 25 assists to the Blue Angel cause, Webb and Copley added two kills apiece, while Aubrey Unroe finished with one kill. Barnes led the GAHS defensive effort with 11 digs.
Gallia Academy and South Point will meet again on Oct. 10 in Lawrence County. The Blue Angels are back in action on Thursday at Chesapeake and then they’ll head to Circleville for a non-conference tournament on Saturday.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.