SOUTH POINT, Ohio — What goes around, comes around.
After dropping a four-game decision to South Point back on August 29 in Bidwell, the River Valley volleyball team simply returned the favor Tuesday night by claiming a 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 victory over the host Lady Pointers in an Ohio Valley Conference match in Lawrence County.
The Lady Raiders (7-6, 5-2 OVC) and SPHS kept things pretty close throughout the contest, as all four games were decided by three points. The same could be said of their first matchup, which ended up being a 23-25, 25-21, 25-27, 17-25 setback for RVHS.
This time, however, River Valley managed to overcome a 1-0 match deficit in style, as the guests rallied for three straight wins to claim a season split in conference matchup. The loss was the first for the Lady Pointers within the league this fall.
Leia Moore led the RVHS service attack with 17 points, followed by Jacey Walter with 10 points and Kaci Bryant with eight points. Rachael Smith was next with seven points, while Courtney Smith and Chelsea Copley rounded out the respective scoring with five points and one point.
Walter and Rachael Smith each had four aces for the guests, while Moore and Bryant contributed two aces apiece. Courtney Smith also had one ace for the victors. Alex Truance led the Lady Raiders with four digs, while Walter chipped in three digs.
Moore led the net attack with 11 kills and four blocks, followed by Bryant with six kills and Walter with four kills. Both Smiths added three kills apiece, while Copley added one kill. Walter and Courtney Smith also had two blocks and one block, respectively.
RVHS dropped a 17-25, 22-25, 14-25 decision to visiting Alexander on Monday night. Copley led the Lady Raiders with four service points and had three kills, while Walter and Bryant also added three kills each to the setback.