Lady Rebels outlast Wahama in 5

By Paul Boggs -

MASON, W. Va. — This time, the Rebels were on the right end of a score against some Lady Falcons.

A night after getting swept by the visiting Miller Falcons, South Gallia captured a marathon five-game victory over the host Wahama White Falcons on Tuesday night — as the Rebels won 25-21, 17-25, 17-25, 25-23 and 17-15 in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division tilt at Gary Clark Court.

While Wahama is steadily improving, as evidenced by its sweep of Southern on Monday, the Rebels rallied from a two-games-to-one deficit for Tuesday’s triumph to complete the season sweep.

South Gallia, which raised its overall record to 4-17, concluded TVC Hocking play at 4-12 — with season sweeps of the White Falcons and Belpre for its four wins.

The Lady Rebels defeated the White Falcons in four games on Sept. 19 in their initial season meeting.

Wahama, which swept Belpre this season including in five sets on Oct. 2, fell to 4-16 —and to 3-12 in the league.

South Gallia garnered the win in the first game with Wahama, turning an early 10-8 deficit into a 22-19 lead before going on to win 25-21.

In games two and three, the White Falcons finished off the Red and Gold by 25-17 counts, as the Rebels trailed 11-9 in the second set — and by as much as 17-11 and 21-16 in the third.

In the fourth game, Wahama jumped out to a 5-1 advantage, but the Rebels reeled off 20 of the next 34 points to take a 21-19 lead before finishing off the set 25-23.

Finally, in a back-and-forth final set, the Rebels led 8-6 before the White Falcons reversed the tide and led 13-12 with South Gallia calling a timeout.

The guests outscored Wahama 5-2 from there, and returned to Gallia County and across the Ohio River with a hard-fought win.

Rachal Colburn paced the Lady Rebels with nine kills and four aces, while Christine Griffith netted six kills and a solo block.

Erin Evans added three kills, as Kara McCormick served up two aces and Olivia Hornsby had a pair of assists.

Wahama statistics were not made available.

The Rebels’ regular season concluded on Wednesday night at rival River Valley.

Wahama wraps up TVC Hocking action on Thursday night at Miller.

By Paul Boggs

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106