CENTENARY, Ohio — When you’re hot, you’re hot.
The Gallia Academy volleyball team earned its fifth straight victory Thursday night, defeating Southeastern Ohio Athletic League guest Logan in four games.
The Blue Angels (5-1, 3-0 SEOAL) jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first game but Logan (6-6, 1-1) battled back and pulled within two points at 21-19. The Lady Chieftains failed to get any closer and the hosts took the first game by a 25-20 count.
The second game featured 11 ties but Logan eventually gained the advantage and claimed the 25-20 win, evening the match at one game apiece.
Gallia Academy opened up a 19-10 lead in the third game but Logan battled back and took a two-point lead at 22-20. The Blue Angels answered with a 5-1 run to take the 25-23 victory and the 2-1 match lead.
Logan gained a 22-16 advantage in the fourth game, but Gallia Academy rallied back to take the 26-24 victory and the match by a 3-1 count.
Grace Martin led the GAHS service attack with 14 points and two aces, followed by Jenna Meadows with 13 points and five aces. Micah Curfman posted nine points and an ace, Allison McGhee added eight points, Jordan Walker had six points and an ace, while Ryleigh Caldwell had three points.
Logan’s service attack was led by Storee Smith with 16 points and two aces, followed by Alexis Snyder with 11 points and three aces. Hanna Topf added eight points, Cassidy Bosch had six points and two aces, while Allison McNeal and Grace Seibel each had three points in the setback.
The Blue Angels net attack was led by Meadows with 15 kills, and Curfman with 12 kills. Walker and Martin each had eight kills, Caldwell added four, while McGhee finished with one. Walker with 18 blocks and Martin with 12 led the defense, while Curfman and Meadows each had four blocks. Meadows had nine digs, Curfman added eight and McGhee finished with seven. McGhee posted a team-high 19 assists, followed by Curfman with 10.
Logan’s net attack was led by Snyder with 10 kills and two blocks, followed by Bosch and Laurel Frasure with eight each. Topf marked a game-high 20 assists, followed Snyder with 17, while Frasure posted 17 digs, followed by Seibel and Bosch with 14 each.
The Blue Angels will look to sweep LHS on September 18, in Hocking County. Gallia Academy will return to action on Monday when it hosts Point Pleasant in a non-league contest. The Blue Angels’ next SEOAL game will be on Thursday against archrival Jackson in Centenary.