NELSONVILLE, Ohio — So much for gracious hosts.
The Nelsonville-York volleyball team claimed a straight-game, Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division victory over visiting River Valley on Thursday in Athens County.
The Orange and Brown took a charge early on, jumping out to a 25-19 win in the opening game after leading by as much as nine points. The Lady Raiders (4-4, 2-2 TVC Ohio) never led in the second game and Nelsonville-York cruised to a 25-10 victory. RVHS battled to a 15-11 lead in the third game, but NYHS rallied back to take the 25-20 win and the match by a 3-0 count.
River Valley’s service attack was led by Rachael Smith with six points, followed by Leia Moore and Chelsea Copley with four each. Kaela Shaw marked two points, while Ashley Gilmore and Courtney Smith each had one service point in the setback. Courtney Smith marked the lone RVHS ace.
The Sliver, Black and Pink were led at the net by Moore with two kills and Jacey Walter with a kill and a block. Alex Truance and Rachael Smith each marked one kill in the setback. Copley and Courtney Smith each posted three digs, Walter added two, while Truance, Gilmore, Moore and Angel Toler each had one dig.
Samantha Taylor and Madison Davis led the Lady Buckeyes service attack with 11 and 10 points respectively. Cheslsie Mays added nine points, Kaylie Yinger marked six, Kaitlyn Hurd posted five, while Vicki Osborne, Sidney Fick and Jessi Addis each had one service point in the win.
The Lady Raiders will have a shot at revenge on September 30, when NYHS visits Bidwell. River Valley returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Wellston for a TVC Ohio tilt. RVHS is 0-3 against Athens County foes this season.