Lady Marauders fall to Wellston

By Alex Hawley -

WELLSTON, Ohio — So much for a fast start.

The Meigs volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Wellston, on Tuesday night in Jackson County.

The Lady Rockets claimed the first game by a decisive 25-9 count, but Meigs (6-9, 2-5, TVC Ohio) took the second game by a 25-21 count to even the match. However, Wellston won the final two games by counts of 25-18 and 25-23 respectively, capping off the 3-1 win and the season sweep of the Lady Marauders.

The Lady Marauder service attack was led by Devyn Oliver with 13 points and three aces. Jordan Roush posted seven points and one ace, Maddie Fields added five points and one ace, while Kassidy Betzing, Alliyah Pullins and Maddie Hendricks each finished with three service points.

At the net, Meigs was led by Betzing with 13 kills and three blocks. Pullins posted four kills for MHS, Oliver added three kills, one block and a team-best 14 assists, while McKenzie Ohlinger contributed two kills. Fields and Morgan Lodwick each had one kill in the setback, while Devin Humphreys and Paige Denney each posted one block.

Meigs’ defense was led by Fields with nine digs, followed by Pullins and Roush with seven apiece.

The Lady Rockets were led by Paige O’Neill with 14 kills and one block, followed by Tressa Lambert and Kelli Aubrey with nine kills each. Emma Ousley led Wellston in assists, while also pacing the WHS defense with 19 digs.

Meigs also lost to Wellston on September 1, by a 3-2 count in Rocksprings.

Next, the Lady Marauders return home for a meeting with Alexander, which swept Meigs in Albany on September 13.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

By Alex Hawley