Blue Angels remain perfect, sweep Rock Hill


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



Gallia Academy senior Carly Shriver (20) sets the ball up to sophomore Ashton Webb (11) during the Blue Angels’ 3-0 victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday in Gallia County.


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Gallia Academy senior Ryleigh Caldwell (1) goes up for a spike during the Blue Angels' victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday in Centenary. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)


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Gallia Academy senior Brooke Pasquale receives a pass in front of teammates Grace Martin and Alex Barnes, on Thursday night in Centenary. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)


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Gallia Academy junior Grace Martin (7) attempts a spike during the Blue Angels' 3-0 victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)


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CENTENARY, Ohio — The cruise control is set and the Blue Angels just keep rolling.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team improved to 17-0, as the hosting Blue Angels defeated Rock Hill 3-games-to-zero in an Ohio Valley Conference clash, on Thursday night in Gallia County.

The Blue Angels (17-0, 10-0 OVC) didn’t allow the Redwomen a single service point in the opening game, as GAHS rolled to the 25-11 victory.

Rock Hill held close early on in the second, fighting from behind to tie the game at six. From that point, GAHS outscored its guest 19-to-7, moving ahead 2-0 in the match with a 25-13 victory.

Rock Hill led 3-1 in the third game, but once the Blue Angels regained the lead at 4-3, they never trailed again. Gallia Academy won the finale by a 25-12 count, capping off the 3-0 victory and the season sweep of RHHS.

Gallia Academy’s service attack was led by Jenna Meadows, Carly Shriver and Grace Martin with eight points apiece, including four aces by Meadows and one ace by Shriver. Ashton Webb and Ryleigh Caldwell each posted five service points, while Peri Martin, Alex Barnes and Brooke Pasquale each had three service points, including one ace by Pasquale.

Webb led the Blue Angels at the net with 15 kills and one block. Barnes posted nine kills for the victors, Grace Martin added eight kills and two blocks, while Meadows and Caldwell each posted five kills. Shriver finished with a match-best 36 assists, while Pasquale and Meadows led the GAHS defense with 12 digs each.

The Blue Angels also swept the Red and White on September 1, in Pedro.

Gallia Academy — which won it’s first 18 games of 2015 — will try to improve to 18-0 this season on Monday, when the Blue Angels invade Coal Grove. GAHS also defeated CGHS in straight games on September 6, in Centenary.

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Gallia Academy senior Carly Shriver (20) sets the ball up to sophomore Ashton Webb (11) during the Blue Angels’ 3-0 victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday in Gallia County.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_10.2-GA-Shriver.jpgGallia Academy senior Carly Shriver (20) sets the ball up to sophomore Ashton Webb (11) during the Blue Angels’ 3-0 victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday in Gallia County. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

Gallia Academy senior Ryleigh Caldwell (1) goes up for a spike during the Blue Angels’ victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday in Centenary. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_10.2-wo-GA-Caldwell.jpgGallia Academy senior Ryleigh Caldwell (1) goes up for a spike during the Blue Angels’ victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday in Centenary. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

Gallia Academy senior Brooke Pasquale receives a pass in front of teammates Grace Martin and Alex Barnes, on Thursday night in Centenary. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_10.2-wo-GA-Pasquale.jpgGallia Academy senior Brooke Pasquale receives a pass in front of teammates Grace Martin and Alex Barnes, on Thursday night in Centenary. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

Gallia Academy junior Grace Martin (7) attempts a spike during the Blue Angels’ 3-0 victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_102-wo-GA-G.Martin.jpgGallia Academy junior Grace Martin (7) attempts a spike during the Blue Angels’ 3-0 victory over Rock Hill, on Thursday. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

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