ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The skid has snapped.
The Meigs volleyball team had its seven game losing skid come to an abrupt end Wednesday night when the Lady Marauders defeated non-conference guest Southern in straight sets at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
Regulation wasn’t enough to decide the opening set and Meigs (2-7) went on to take 29-27 win, stealing the momentum in the process. The Lady Marauders took the second game 25-18, putting the Lady Tornadoes in a 2-0 hole. The Purple and Gold jumped out to an 11-5 lead in the third set but Meigs rallied back and took the 25-22 win.
Aly Dettwiller led the Maroon and Gold with 17 service points including five aces. Brook Andrus posted nine points, while Olivia Cremeans added eight, each had two aces. Lindsay Patterson marked five points with one ace, followed by Hannah Cremeans with four points and an ace. Devyn Oliver rounded out the MHS scoring with two points in the triumph.
Freshman Marlee Maynard led Southern with 11 service points and two aces, followed by Celestia Hendrix with seven points and three aces. Ali Deem, Katie Jenkins and Jordan Huddleston each finished with five service points for SHS, and Huddleston had one ace. Madison Maynard rounded out the Lady Tornadoes service attack with one point on the night.
The Lady Marauders net attack was led by Brook Andrus with 10 kills and Olivia Cremeans with nine. Detwiller and Oliver each had a pair of kills, while Hannah Cremeans marked one. Oliver’s 10 assists paced Meigs, followed by Patterson with six. The MHS defense was charged by Olivia Cremeans, Hannah Cremeans and Ariel Ellis with one block each.
Hendrix and Huddleston led Southern’s net attack with eight kills apiece, followed by Wolfe and Madison Maynard with four each. Darien Diddle had three kills, while Baylee Hupp, Haley Hill and Hannah Hill each had one. Jenkins accounted for the majority of the Lady Tornadoes assists. Madison Maynard led the Southern defensive effort with eight blocks, while Diddle had two and Wolfe had one.
Southern had won back-to-back games prior to Wednesday night’s setback, while this marks the first win for MHS since its season opener at South Gallia.
The Lady Tornadoes will have a shot at revenge Saturday as they again travel to Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium for a tri-match with Meigs and River Valley.