RV falls to Wellston

By Donald Lambert - [email protected]

WELLSTON, Ohio — Not a good way to end the regular season.

The Wellston volleyball team defeated visiting River Valley 3-1 in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match-up on Thursday night in Jackson County.

The Lady Raiders (4-16, 2-10 TVC Ohio) played tough against the hosting Lady Golden Rockets, but the Silver and Black came up short.

The home team took the first two games 25-16 and 25-22. The Lady Raiders clutched Game 3 with a 25-23 win. Wellston sealed the match in the fourth set with a 25-18 victory.

Alex Truance led River Valley with 14 kills, followed by Ashley Gilmore and Jacey Walter with five kills each. Jayanna Armstrong had four kills, while Courtney Smith, Jessi Steele and Peyton Browning had one kill a piece.

Truance and Gilmore had a team-high two aces for the Lady Raiders, followed by Angel Toler with one ace for the Silver and Black.

Wellston defeated River Valley in their previous match 3-2 on Sept. 22 in Bidwell.

The Lady Raiders will host Oak Hill in an opening round match in the District III volleyball tournament on Tuesday. Match time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Donald Lambert

[email protected]