WELLSTON, Ohio — A long night for the Lady Marauders.
The Meigs volleyball team battled host Wellston through five games in Thursday night’s Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match, as the Lady Marauders rallied from a two games to none deficit early in the contest, before suffering a 15-12 loss in the deciding set as the Blue and Gold earned a 3-2 match victory in Jackson County.
The Maroon and Gold (4-16, 1-11 TVC Ohio) trailed 10-2 in the first game, as WHS utilized a 15-12 scoring run en route to a 25-14 win.
Meigs jumped to a 14-11 in the second set, but Wellston rallied outscoring the visitors 14-11 the rest of the way before closing out the game with a 25-23 victory.
The third game was tightly contested, as the two squads see-sawed for the advantage before knotting the contest at 16-all. From there, the Lady Marauders outscored the Lady Golden Rockets 11-9 en route to a 27-25 triumph to extend the contest to a fourth set.
The fourth game heavily favored MHS, as they leaped to a 6-0 lead. The Maroon and Gold closed out the set on a 19-16 scoring run to earn a 25-16 win and force a fifth and deciding set.
In the finale, Wellston soared to a 10-5 advantage, en route to a 15-12 win and 3-2 match victory.
The Lady Marauders service attack was led by Mallory Hawley with 12 points, while Maddie Fields followed with 10 points.
Marissa Noble followed with nine points, while Baylee Tracy, Kylee Mitch and Hannah Durst each posted four points apiece respectively.
Maci Hood closed out the MHS service attack with two points.
The Lady Golden Rockets service attack was led by Kamryn Karr with 12 points, as Shai Brandau was next with 11 points.
Sydney Mullins followed with seven points, while Molly Smith posted five points.
Sadie Henry and Emily Kisor were next with four points apiece, respectively, as Madison Mullins and Tory Doles rounded out the Blue and Gold service attack with one point each.
The 3-2 setback for MHS is the second of the season to Wellston, as the Lady Rockets earned a season sweep having previously defeated the Lady Marauders in five sets on Sept. 11 in Rocksprings.
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