McARTHUR, Ohio — The best way to start something new is with a win.
The River Valley volleyball team played its first ever Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match Tuesday night and the Lady Raiders took a victory over host Vinton County in four games.
RVHS (3-2, 1-0) outscored the Maroon and Silver 25-16 in the opening game, but the Lady Vikings topped their guest 25-19 in the second game. The Lady Raiders rolled to a 25-13 triumph in the third game and closed out the win with a 25-16 win in the fourth game.
River Valley’s service attack was led by Chelsea Copley with 13 points and Courtney Smith with 11. Alex Truance marked 10 points, Jamiee Wooldridge added seven points, Leia Moore chipped in with five, Rachael Smith posted four, while Ashley Gilmore rounded out the RVHS total with one point. Wooldridge led the way with four aces, Truance and Courtney Smith each had two, while Copley and Rachael Smith both had one ace.
Leia Moore posted a team high seven kills, followed by Copley, Rachael Smith and Courtney Smith with two kills each, and Truance with one. Copley, Wooldridge and Courtney Smith each had two assists, followed by Moore with one. Moore and Rachael Smith each marked three blocks, while Truance had one block and 10 digs. Gilmore, Rachael Smith and Courtney Smith each finished with seven digs.
River Valley returns to the court on September sixth when the Silver, Black and Pink host Meigs in Bidwell.