NELSONVILLE, Ohio — A bump in the road.
The Meigs volleyball team had won back-to-back Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matches headed into Thursday night, but the host Lady Buckeyes ended the Lady Marauders streak, as Nelsonville-York claimed a straight-game victory.
Meigs (3-10, 2-3 TVC Ohio) held close in the opening game of the night, but the Orange and Brown pulled out a 25-20 victory. The second game couldn’t be decided in regulation, but Nelsonville-York was able to take the game by a 28-26 final. With the momentum from the second game triumph, NYHS cruised to a 25-12 victory in the third, which sealed the match by a 3-0 final.
Meigs was led by freshman Kassidy Betzing with eight points and two aces, followed by Devyn Oliver with seven points and four aces. Devin Humphreys marked four points with one ace, Morgan Lodwick added three points and three aces, while Alliyah Pullins finished with three points in the setback.
Betzing also led Meigs at the net with five kills and one block, while Oliver, Humphreys and Pullins each added three kills. Oliver posted team-highs in assists with 10 and digs with four, while Humphreys and Jordan Roush both added three digs.
The Maroon and Gold will look for revenge on October 13, when the Lady Buckeyes visit Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
Meigs — which battled Eastern on Saturday in a non-league road tilt — returns to action on Tuesday when the Athens Lady Bulldogs travel to Rocksprings.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.