TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — A rough night for the Lady Eagles.
The Eastern volleyball team suffered a three games to two setback against visiting Trimble on Tuesday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match in Meigs County.
The opening set was tightly contested, as the Lady Eagles (15-5, 12-2 TVC Hocking) soared to a 19-12 lead, but the visitors cut the deficit to three points at 24-22. EHS, however, scored the final point of the game to close out the 25-22 win.
In the second set, Trimble built a 16-11 advantage, before utilizing a 9-3 scoring run to earn a 25-14 triumph, knotting the contest at 1-1.
In the third game, THS soared to an 7-1 lead, before manufacturing a 12-7 scoring run to take a 19-8 advantage. Following a time out, the visitors outscored the Lady Eagles 6-1 to take a 25-9 victory.
Eastern, however, rallied in the fourth set, as they jumped to a 18-11 advantage, en route to a 25-19 win to force a decisive fifth game.
The finale was closely contested as the visitors jumped to a 11-8 lead, but the Green and Gold, closed the deficit to one point at 12-11. Following a time out, Trimble closed out the contest on a 3-1 scoring run to a 15-12 win and 3-2 match victory.
Ally Barber led the Lady Eagles service attack with 14 points, including three aces, while Caterina Miecchi, Haley Burton and Alexus Metheny each followed with eight service points. Metheny and Miecchi also had three aces, while Burton finished with one ace.
Jenna Chadwell was next with six points, while Kelly Casto concluded the Eastern service attack with four points..
EHS finished with 51 digs, as Sydney Sanders led the way with 13, while Miecchi provided 10 of Eastern’s 31 kills in the contest.
Barber and Chadwell paced the Lady Eagles with three blocks apiece, respectively, as the hosts finished with a total of 11 blocks in the match.
Up next for the Lady Eagles, a road date with Waterford on Thursday.
Scott Jones can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext 2106.