Lady Eagles top South Gallia

By Bryan Walters - [email protected]

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Streaks continued.

The Eastern volleyball team picked up its fourth straight win while handing visiting South Gallia its third consecutive setback on Thursday night following a 25-19, 25-16, 25-13 decision in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division contest in Meigs County.

The host Lady Eagles (6-4, 4-1 TVC Hocking) trailed only in the first game as the Lady Rebels (1-8, 1-5) jumped out to early leads of 2-0, 4-1 and 6-4. The Green and White, however, followed with 10 consecutive points while building a 14-6 cushion.

From there, the Red and Gold were never closer than five points as EHS reeled off 11 of the final 24 points en route to a six-point win and a 1-0 match advantage.

Eastern never trailed in Game 2, though SGHS did force ties at one and again at two. The hosts won nine of the next 11 points while building an 11-4 lead, and the Lady Rebels were never closer than six points the rest of the way as EHS took a 2-0 match cushion with the nine-point win.

The Lady Eagles again never trailed in the finale, but South Gallia forced ties at one, seven, 10 and 12. Eastern increased its lead out to 15-13 before reeling off the final 10 points to wrap up the straight-game decision.

Jenna Chadwell led the EHS service attack with 21 points and three aces, followed by Morgain Little with nine points and Mackenzie Brooks with eight points. Morgan Baer and Allison Barber also had four and three points, respectively, for the hosts.

No individual statistics for Eastern were made available by press time.

Erin Evans, Christine Griffith, Kara McCormick and Aaliyah Howell paced SGHS with four service points apiece. Rachal Colburn was next with three points, while Amaya Howell added two points.

Aaliyah Howell also had three service aces for SGHS, with Colburn adding two aces.

Griffith led the Lady Rebel net attack with four kills and four blocks, followed by Evans with four kills and Aaliyah Howell with three kills. Colburn also had two kills and three blocks in the setback.

Both teams return to TVC Hocking action Monday as Eastern travels to Belpre and South Gallia travels to Miller. Both matches will start at 7 p.m.

By Bryan Walters

[email protected]

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.