CENTENARY, Ohio — The Lady Chieftains couldn’t slow the Blue Angels.
The Gallia Academy volleyball team continued its dominance Wednesday night, claiming a 3-0 victory over Southeastern Ohio Athletic League guest Logan and improving to 10-0 on the season.
The opening game of the night featured nine ties and six lead changes, but the Blue Angels (10-0, 2-0 SEOAL) closed the game on a 6-1 run to seal the 25-21 win and move ahead 1-0 in the match.
Logan (1-5, 1-1) jumped out to an early lead in the second game, but six straight service points by GAHS junior Carly Shriver gave the Blue Angels a 16-12 lead. Gallia Academy never relinquished its lead, taking the second game by a 25-21 final to push their lead to 2-0.
The Lady Chieftains battled back from an early three-point deficit to tie the third game at 15, but the Blue Angels answered with a 10-3 run, sealing the 25-18 win and the 3-0 match victory.
“I’m really proud of them, I think that was the hardest they’ve played all season,” GAHS head coach Janice Rosier said. “Logan is a great team and they were exploiting some of our weaknesses. We made some adjustments to our lineup this week, tweaking it to try and get ready for some more size, and I think it really helped.”
Shriver led the Blue Angels with 15 points including four aces, followed by Ashton Webb with 10 points and five aces. Junior libero Brooke Pasquale marked eight points and three aces, Grace Martin added seven points, while Jenna Meadows finished with four points and one ace.
GAHS senior Jordan Walker led the Blue and White at the net with eight kills, followed by Webb with seven. Meadows and Ryleigh Caldwell both marked six kills, Martin and Hanna Johnson both added two, while Allison McGhee finished with one kill in the win.
Shriver posted a team-best 18 assists, followed by McGhee with seven, while Webb, Walker and Meadows each finished with a block. Meadows led the defense with 20 digs, followed by Abby Wood with 17 and Martin with 12.
Gallia Academy will clash with Logan again on October 8, in Hocking County. The Blue Angels will look for their 11th straight win on Monday when they visit Chesapeake.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.