Miller sweeps South Gallia

By Paul Boggs -

HEMLOCK, Ohio — Unfortunately for the Lady Rebels, a long bus ride to Perry County on Monday night resulted in another straight-sets sweep defeat.

That’s because, for the fourth consecutive Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division volleyball match, South Gallia lost in straight games — this time to the host Miller Falcons 25-16, 25-18 and 25-14 inside William E. Dunlap Gymnasium.

The loss left the Lady Rebels at 1-11 — and 1-6 in the TVC Hocking.

After capturing its only victory of the season at Belpre, South Gallia has now lost in straight games to Federal Hocking, Trimble, Eastern and Miller.

In game one, the Lady Rebels trailed 11-5 and 20-13 before eventually falling 25-16.

In game two, the Red and Gold got to within 15-14, but the Falcons finished off the set by winning six of the next eight points — and 10 of the final 14.

Game three was never close, as the Rebels got behind by as much as 17-6 and never recovered.

Rachal Colburn paced South Gallia with five kills and a block, while Christine Griffith garnered four kills and three blocks.

Aaliyah Howell had an ace and three kills, while Erin Evans set for three assists and Olivia Hornsby had two.

Kara McCormick also added a kill.

By Paul Boggs