Blue Angels end skid against Jackson


September 24, 2012

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy volleyball team snapped a two-match losing skid Thursday night following a 25-17, 20-25, 29-27, 25-13 victory over visiting Jackson in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup in the Old French City.

The host Blue Angels (8-3, 4-1 SEOAL) lost their floor earlier in the week to a water leak, then suffered back-to-back losses to Logan (17-25, 20-25, 18-25) and Vinton County (24-26, 25-18, 25-22, 17-25, 14-16) on Monday and Wednesday. GAHS, however, shook off a bad week and managed to hold off the Ironladies (7-8, 1-4) for just its second win in its last five outings.

Kassie Shriver and Riley Nibert both led the Angels’ service attack with 14 points apiece, followed by Haleigh Caldwell with nine points. Breanna West was next with seven points, followed by Maggie Westfall with five and Taylor Allen with three. Nibert had a team-best five aces, while Caldwell and Shriver each added four aces to the winning cause.

Westfall led the net attack with 21 kills, followed by Nibert with 12 kills and Caldwell with eight kills. Chelsy Slone added six kills to the triumph, while West and Micah Curfman both chipped in three kills each. Westfall also had the Angels’ lone block in the match.

West dished out a team-best 26 assists, while Shriver led the defense with 17 digs. Nibert and West also added 11 and 10 digs, respectively.