BIDWELL, Ohio — Another long night, but it wasn’t without its bright spots.
The River Valley volleyball team dropped its ninth consecutive decision on Thursday evening in Gallia County, falling 3-1 to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Vinton County, with just 12 points separating the two teams over four games.
The visiting Lady Vikings claimed their most decisive win of the evening in the opening game, winning by a 25-18 count. River Valley (2-10, 0-5 TVC Ohio) evened the match at one game apiece with a hard-fought 29-27 triumph in the second game.
However, the Lady Raiders dropped the third game by a heart-breaking 25-23 count, giving Vinton Count a 2-1 lead. The Lady Vikings carried the momentum into the fourth game, winning it by a 25-20 final.
As a team, River Valley posted 17 kills out of 103 attacks that were in play. Of the Lady Raiders’ 90 serves that were in play, 10 were aces. RVHS had team-totals of 13 digs and 10 assists in the setback.
River Valley will have its chance to avenge this setback on Oct. 10 in McArthur, Ohio. The Lady Raiders continue league play on Tuesday at Alexander. After facing the Lady Spartans, RVHS will have completed one of its two trips through the TVC Ohio this fall.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.