CENTENARY, Ohio — Now that’s how you get back on track.
The Gallia Academy volleyball ended a two-match skid in style Tuesday night, charging past Ohio Valley Conference guest Coal Grove in straight games.
The Blue Angels (19-2, 13-1 OVC) — who clinched the outright OVC title with the victory — allowed just three service points and never trailed in the opening game, winning by a 25-10 final margin.
The Lady Hornets managed only one service point in the second game, as GAHS cruised to a 25-7 win. Coal Grove scored the first two points of the third, but was outscored 25-5 over the remainder of the game, allowing Gallia Academy to win 25-7 and complete the sweep.
GAHS freshman Ashton Webb led the Blue and White with 17 service points including seven aces, followed by Jenna Meadows with 13 points and two aces. Carly Shriver posted 10 points and two aces, Allison McGhee and Brooke Pasquale both added four points and one ace, while Ryleigh Caldwell, Grace Martin and Abby Wood each finished with two service points in the win.
Martin charged the net attack for Gallia Academy, posting 11 kills, seven assists and one block. Caldwell finished with seven kills, Webb and Meadows both added five, Jordan Walker contributed four, while Hanna Johnson had one kill and one block. Shriver marked a team-best 17 assists, while Meadows led the defense with 14 digs, followed by Shriver with eight.
The Blue Angels — who are ranked 14 in the latest Ohio Volleyball Coaches Association Division II poll — also defeated CGHS in straight games on September 2, in Lawrence County.
This is the 12th time this season that GAHS has won in straight games, but its the first time in the month of October. Gallia Academy has defeated ever OVC team in straight games at least once this season, and the Blue and White won 51 of the 58 games in OVC play this season.
The Blue Angels will return to action in their regular season finale on Thursday, when Jackson visits Centenary.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.