Blue Angels rally past Logan
by Alex Hawley firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTENARY, Ohio — Padding the lead.
The Gallia Academy volleyball team entered Thursday night’s Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup with a half game lead over the Lady Chiefs. The Blue Angels defeated Logan in four sets to expand their lead to a full game.
Logan (7-10, 3-2 SEOAL) took the opening set of the night 25-18, but the Blue Angels (11-7, 5-1) answered back with a 25-20 victory in set two. Gallia Academy charged to 25-14 victories in the third and fourth sets to claim the match and the season sweep of the Lady Chiefs.
Kassie Shriver paced the Blue Angels with 20 service points, followed by Maggie Westfall with seven. Micah Curfman, Kathleen Allen, Jenna Meadows and Chelsy Slone each had five points, Haleigh Caldwell had four, while Maggie Clagg rounded out the total with two. Shriver had five aces in the game, Clagg had a couple, while Meadows, Allen and Curfman each had one.
Westfall led the net play with 17 kills, followed by Caldwell with nine and Clagg with six. Shriver marked five kills, while Curfman and Slone each had four. Shriver had team-highs in digs with 18 and assists with 28. Meadows marked 15 digs, Caldwell had 14, while Hannah Roach and Brooke Pasquale each had 11. Maggie Clagg marked five blocks, followed by Caldwell, Wesfall and Slone with two apiece.
The Purple and White were led by Hanna Topf with 13 points, while Mackenzie Mays, Laurel Frasure and Grace Seibel each had six points. Sam Studer marked two points to round out the LHS total. Seibel had 14 kills, Mays marked 11, Alexis Snyder added nine, while Melanie Starlin had five kills.
A pair of milestones were surpassed by GAHS seniors in the match. Westfall eclipsed 200 kill mark on the season, while Shriver surpasses the 400 assist mark on the year.
The Blue Angels are now 5-1 in the SEOAL, leading Warren at 4-2 and Logan at 3-2. Jackson is 2-3 in fourth place, while Portsmouth is 0-6 in fifth. GAHS has two league games left, Monday at Portsmouth with a chance to clinch a tie for the league title and October 10 against Jackson in the season finale.
Logan’s only two SEOAL losses have come at the hands of the Blue Angels.
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