The Lady Rockets defeated South Gallia 25-19, 25-8 in the first match of the evening, then won 25-13, 25-18 over OVCS. The Lady Rebels won the nightcap over their fellow Gallia Countians by scores of 25-10 and 25-13.
South Gallia led 5-3 in the early going against Wellston, but Breanna Hall served three straight points for Wellston, which never trailed again.
Cassie Arthur and Kristina Wagner led the Lady Rockets with eight points each, followed by seven from Whitney Patrick and Hall chipped in six.
Natasha Adkins led the Lady Rebels with four points in the opener, while Megan Delaney and Glenna Wright followed with three each. Chelsey Canaday added two.
In hitting, Niki Fulks had three kills, Wright two, while Delaney, Allie West and Canaday all had one each.
Coach Amy Shriver said she was disappointed with her team’s first match performance, and didn’t hesitate to let them know about it.
“We didn’t play like our team,” she admitted. “We had a little locker room talk (between games), and they came out and played like a different team after that.”
South Gallia bounced back with one of its best team performances of the season with the straight-games victory over the Lady Defenders. The win evened the Lady Rebels’ record to 4-4 on the year.
Ashley Clary served 10 points in the victory, followed by Fulks with nine and Delaney and Kelsey Wells with eight apiece.
Delaney served out the first game of the match with five straight points. Clary had a string of eight in-a-row that turned a 5-3 lead into a 13-3 lead in game two. Wells served seven straight, including five aces to finish the match.
Fulks led the way in hitting with seven kills, West had three and Delaney and Canaday both had two. Canaday also had five dinks and handed out 19 assists.
Heather Mahan paced the Lady Defenders with 10 points, including a string of eight straight late in the second game. It pulled OVCS to within 17-13, but a West kill gave South Gallia the serve once again and Wells served out the match.
Annee Carman added three points and Andrea VanMeter one for OVCS.
Wellston made it a clean sweep with a win over the Lady Defenders in the middle contest. Patrick paced the winners with eight points and amber King added seven.
VanMeter and Carman had four apiece for OVCS and Lindsey Miller and Mahan each chipped in three. Kalee Edmonds had two points and one ace.
South Gallia is at Ironton St. Joseph today, then OVCS welcomes those same Lady Flyers on Thursday.