White Falcons fall to Rebels in 5

By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — After a busy week of volleyball for the South Gallia Lady Rebels, the young Lady Rebels perhaps saved their best for last on Thursday night.

That’s because South Gallia, after falling behind two games to one against winless Wahama, rallied for a victory for the second consecutive match.

The Rebels completed the season sweep of visiting Wahama, winning 15-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19 and 15-10 in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division tilt.

With the win, South Gallia raised its record to 4-14 — and 3-10 in the TVC-Hocking.

For the White Falcons, it is as close as they have come to a win all season — having taken the first two games.

They fell to 0-16 — and 0-13 in the league.

Several South Gallia girls got in on the stat sheet on Thursday night, anywhere from service points to kills and blocks and aces.

Erin Evans amassed a match-high 13 kills, as Rachal Colburn and Olivia Hornsby had seven apiece — with four from Christine Griffith.

Griffith and Colburn collected two blocks apiece, as Evans added one.

Hornsby with 11 and Taylor Burnette with seven set for the team assists, as Burnette led in digs with three.

Aaliyah Howell had 13 service points to pace the winners, followed by Burnette with 10, Evans with eight and Griffith with six.

The Rebels also served up several aces, paced by Hannah Shafer with four.

Evans and Amaya Howell had three aces apiece, while Griffith and Burnette both tallied two.

Both clubs are back in TVC-Hocking action on Monday and Tuesday, with Wahama traveling to Trimble on Monday and Southern on Tuesday.

South Gallia will host Belpre on Monday — before making the trek on Tuesday to Miller.

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

By Paul Boggs