Lady Buckeyes sweep River Valley

By Bryan Walters -

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The River Valley volleyball team remained winless in league play this season following a 25-21, 25-14, 25-9 setback to host Nelsonville-York Tuesday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Athens County.

The visiting Lady Raiders (2-13, 0-8 TVC Ohio) held leads in all three games, but the Lady Buckeyes answered each time by going on significant runs to wrap up the 3-0 match decision.

RVHS overcame a 5-2 deficit in Game 1 by reeling off nine of the next 10 points for an 11-6 edge, but the hosts answered with a 9-4 run to knot things up at 15-all before scoring 10 of the last 16 points for a four-point win and a 1-0 match lead.

The Lady Raiders led 2-1 in Game 2, but the Orange and Brown countered with seven straight points and never looked back during an 11-point win that led to a 2-0 match lead.

The guests took a 2-0 edge in Game 3 before NYHS reeled off 14 consecutive points en route to a 16-point win while claiming the 3-0 match decision.

NYHS also claimed a season sweep of the Lady Raiders after posting a 25-13, 25-11, 25-19 triumph in Bidwell back on September 1.

Angel Toler led the RVHS scoring attack with 10 points and two aces, followed by Jaden Neal with five points and Carly Gilmore with two points. Emily Adkins and Isabella Mershon also had a point each in the setback.

Neal led the net attack with three kills, followed by Gilmore and Jessica Steele with two kills apiece. Gilmore and Steele also led the way with four blocks and two blocks, respectively.

Adkins and Meshon also had a kill apiece for the Lady Raiders.

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By Bryan Walters