ALBANY, Ohio — Just use the first trip through the league as a learning experience.
The River Valley volleyball team completed the first half of its Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division schedule on Tuesday evening in Athens County, as the Lady Raiders dropped a straight games decision to host Alexander.
The Lady Raiders (2-11, 0-6 TVC Hocking) — still searching for their first victory since Aug. 24 — dropped the opening game by a 25-16 final.
The Lady Spartans — who are 5-1 at the midway point of their league campaign — had their best game of the night in the second, winning by a 25-11 final.
River Valley finished with its best effort of the match, falling by a 25-17 margin in Game 3. In earning the 3-0 win, Alexander picked up its fourth sweep in a league match this season.
As a team, River Valley got 41 serves in play, with six going for aces. The Lady Raiders recorded 12 kills out of 53 attacks that were in play. Of the 12 RVHS kills, 11 were assisted on. The RVHS net defense resulted in a pair of blocks, while the Silver and Black came up with a total of 17 digs in the match.
River Valley will attempt to avenge this setback on Oct. 12 when Alexander visits Bidwell for both teams’ regular season finale.
The Lady Raiders return to Athens County for their next game, as they visit Nelsonville-York on Thursday to start their second trip through the TVC Ohio. NYHS claimed a 3-1 decision at RVHS on Aug. 29.
Alex Hawley can be reach at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.