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Lady Raiders sweep Coal Grove

Alex Hawley ahawley@civitasmedia.com

September 25, 2013

BIDWELL, Ohio — The league winning streak continues.


The River Valley volleyball team won its fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference match Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over visiting Coal Grove.


The Lady Raiders (9-7, 7-2 OVC) took the opening two sets 25-14, thanks to a 66.7 percent and 78.6 percent sideout percentage respectively. Coal Grove rallied in the third set but River Valley held on for the 25-22 victory and the sweep.


Leia Moore led the victors with 13 points, while Rachael Smith had 11. Kaci Bryant marked nine points, Jacey Walter had seven, while Chelsea Copley marked three. Alex Truance and Courtney Smith each had one point in the match. Walter had two aces, followed by Moore, Truance, Courtney Smith and Rachael Smith with one each.


The RVHS net attack was led by Moore with 12 kills, followed by Bryant with nine and Rachael Smith with eight. Walter marked four kills, followed by Copley with three. Rachael Smith led the defense with two blocks, followed by Walter with one. Truance finished with a team-high five digs, while Courtney Smith led the team in assists.


River Valley also defeated the Lady Hornents on September 5, in Coal Grove.