By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
October 10, 2012
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy volleyball team celebrated Senior Night in style Tuesday evening following a 25-6, 25-21, 25-16 victory over visiting Fairland in a non-conference matchup in the Old French City.
The Blue Angels (13-6) honored upperclassmen Breanna West and Riley Nibert for their years of dedication to the program, then the hosts followed by claiming a season sweep of the Lady Dragons while winning their second straight match. Gallia Academy also claimed a three-game decision at FHS back on August 28 by a 25-16, 25-16, 25-22 count.
Nibert led the GAHS service attack with game-highs of 30 points and nine aces, followed by Maggie Westfall with 10 points and seven aces. West and Kendra Barnes respectively added eight and six points, and each also had three aces in the triumph.
Haleigh Caldwell and Kassie Shriver also had three points and one point, respectively, for the hosts.
Westfall led the net attack with 13 kills, followed by Chelsy Slone with nine kills and Nibert with six kills. Caldwell and Micah Curfman each had two kills, while West, Shriver and Hannah Roach added a kill apiece to the triumph. Slone had two blocks and Westfall also had a block.
Barnes led the defense with 12 digs, while Shriver had 12 assists to pace the passing game. Taylor Allen also had nine assists for the Blue Angels.
Gallia Academy concludes both the regular season and SEOAL play Thursday when it travels to Jackson.