McARTHUR, Ohio — Better late than never.
Finally, the River Valley High School volleyball squad is officially in the win column in the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division —thanks to the Lady Raiders sweeping host Vinton County 25-20, 25-23 and 25-19 on Tuesday night.
River Valley began its season at 2-1, but lost a dozen consecutive before a victory over Ohio Valley Christian School snapped its losing streak.
As part of that skid, the Lady Raiders dropped a four-set decision against the visiting Vikings on Sept. 14.
Since then, the Raiders had dropped their last three — but righted the ship for one night at least.
With the win, River Valley is now 1-11 in the TVC Ohio — part of 4-16 overall.
The Raiders racked up 21 team kills out of 95 attacks, and served up 11 aces out of 66 serves in play.
They also amassed a dozen digs, 18 assists and three blocks.
The Raiders returned home, and returned to non-league action, on Wednesday night against South Gallia.
River Valley will close out the league slate, and its regular season, against Alexander on Thursday.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106