Bulldogs sweep Meigs

By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The sweep-happy Bulldogs made the Meigs Marauders their latest victim on Thursday night.

That’s because visiting Athens, in winning its 44th consecutive Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division volleyball match, swept aside the Marauders 25-15, 25-19 and 25-13 inside Meigs High School’s Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.

The loss left the Lady Marauders, which rallied to knock off Nelsonville-York on Tuesday, at 8-11 — and 3-7 in the TVC-Ohio.

Athens, which has swept 43 of those 44 straight TVC-Ohio tilts, is now 14-4 — and atop the division at a perfect 10-0.

The Bulldogs also swept the Marauders at Athens a month ago.

On Thursday night, Meigs sophomore Kassidy Betzing amassed 11 of the club’s 21 kills, and also posted the team’s only block.

Devyn Oliver set for 14 of the squad’s 18 assists, and also led the defense with 14 digs.

Alliyah Pullins posted nine digs of the team’s total of 38 — along with seven from Jordan Roush.

Roush led the Marauders in aces with two, part of a team five.

Sierra Smith and Serena Smith each had 13 digs for the Bulldogs, as Sierra set for 20 assists.

Naomi Oberg led the way in kills with 17, followed by Mackenzie Heller with 11.

The match marked Meigs’ annual Volley For The Cure event.

The Marauders make the trip to play non-league Federal Hocking on Monday, then return home to TVC-Ohio action on Tuesday against Vinton County.

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By Paul Boggs