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Ohio Valley Christian rallies past Lady Soldiers

Alex Hawley ahawley@civitasmedia.com

October 16, 2013

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Its not always how you start but rather how you finish that counts.


The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team lost the opening game to Grace but rallied back to take the next three games Tuesday night in the Old French City.


The Lady Soldiers won 25-15 in the night’s opening game 25-15 but the Lady Defenders answered back with a 26-24 victory in game two. OVCS took the third and fourth games 25-21 each to seal the victory.


Sarah Schoonover led the Lady Defenders with 19 points followed by Emily Carman with 16 and Teah Elliott with eight. Katelyn Beaver had three points, Rachel Sargent marked two, while Cassandra Hutchinson had one for the Blue and Gold.


Jill Salyers and Abigale Wagoner led Grace with nine points apiece, while Miriam Stepp had eight, Shelby Cicenas had seven and Marisa Thompson rounded out the GCS total with five.


Bekah Sargent led the net attack for OVCS with 21 kills, followed by Carman with five. Schoonover and Hutchinson each had three kills, while Elliot marked two in the win. Bekah Sargent led the defense with one block, while Carman had five digs and Rachel Sargent had four digs.