Southern slip past River Valley in five sets

Alex Hawley

October 4, 2013

BIDWELL, Ohio — Make it three.

The Southern volleyball team won its third straight match Thursday night with a five set victory over non-conference host River Valley.

The Lady Tornadoes (9-9) won the opening game 25-15, and the second game 25-16. The Lady Raiders (10-9) rallied back to take game three 25-21 and game four 25-23. Southern took the fifth game 15-12 to claim its first non-conference win of the year.

The Purple and Gold were led by senior Celestia Hendrix with 16 points, and sophomore Hannah Hill with 15 points. Katie Jenkins added 14 service points, Madison Maynard had seven, Marlee Maynard marked six, while Ali Deem rounded out the SHS total with five points. Hendrix had a team-high eight aces, Jenkins had four, while Madison Maynard marked two and Marlee Maynard had one ace.

Kaci Bryant led River Valley with 14 service points, followde by Rachael Smith with eight and Jacey Walter with seven. Libero Alex Truancehad six points, Courtney Smith marked four, Chelsea Copley had three, while Leia Moore rounded out the RVHS total with two points.

Jansen Wolfe led the Lady Tornadoes with 10 kills, followed by Madison Maynard with nine and Hendrix with six. Jordan Huddleston marked five kills, while Baylee Hupp and Darien Diddle each had one. Marlee Maynard had a team-high 17 assists, followed by Jenkins with 14. Madison Maynard led the defense with three blocks, while Diddle and Wolfe each had two. Deem had a team-high 19 digs in the win.

Southern lost to River Valley on September 14, as part of a tri-match at Meigs High School.