Rebels win at Miller for 4th straight

By Paul Boggs -

HEMLOCK, Ohio — Each game may be going down to the wire, but the Lady Rebels are on a roll going down the stretch.

That’s because the South Gallia High School volleyball team captured its fourth consecutive victory on Tuesday night, winning a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match — and completing a season sweep of the host Miller Falcons.

The Lady Rebels defeated the Falcons 15-25, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-23 inside Dunlap Gymnasium in Hemlock.

In addition, all four wins in a row have come in hotly-contested contests — including five-set come-from-behind home triumphs over both Belpre and Wahama.

The Lady Rebels, last Wednesday, also dropped the opening set against River Valley — before sweeping the final three.

They repeated that feat against the Falcons, and raised their record to 6-14 — and 5-10 in the TVC-Hocking.

South Gallia also won over Miller on Sept. 20, as that matchup made it the full five games.

On Tuesday, Erin Evans and Olivia Hornsby had 14 service points apiece, as each served up six aces.

Christine Griffith garnered half as many service points (seven), and recorded a pair of aces along with Rachal Colburn.

Colburn collected nine kills and was 4-of-4 on blocks, while Griffith had a block as well.

Evans added six kills and Taylor Burnette notched three, as Burnette bolstered the attack with team-highs in assists (eight) and digs (10).

The Rebels returned to the road with a non-league match at Symmes Valley on Wednesday night, and will return home tonight (Thursday, Oct. 13) to host Waterford in the regular-season finale.

Waterford, along with Southern, won a share of the TVC-Hocking championship.

Tonight’s tilt at 7 p.m. also marks the Lady Rebels’ Volley For the Cure match.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs