Lady Tigers spike Upper in non-league match


GALION — On Monday the Galion Lady Tigers volleyball squad welcomed the Upper Sandusky Lady Rams of the Northern-10 Athletic Conference to Galion for a non-league meeting.

Galion extended their current winning streak to five games after defeating Upper; 3-1 (25-16, 25-12, 17-25 and 25-9). The Lady Tigers are now 7-1 overall in 2017 and sit at 5-0 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference play.

The home team had a big night on the defensive front, netting 15 team blocks and a total of 78 digs.

Marisa Gwinner finished the evening with 19 digs and four blocks to lead the way for Galion. Abby Foust recorded five blocks on the night to accompany eight digs.

Other defensive stats for the Tigers were: Samantha Comer- 2 blocks, 2 digs; Jaden Ivy- 3 blocks, 6 digs; Gillian Miller- 2 blocks, 3 digs; Kate Schieber- a block, 8 digs; Kasidee Sinclair- a block, 12 digs; Kayla Hardy- 9 digs and Nicole Thomas- 11 digs.

For the contest, Galion had three servers finish in double-figures in points and six total aces.

Gwinner and Hardy both recorded 14 points apiece for the Lady Tigers while Schieber chimed in with 10 points from the service line. Gwinner and Schieber also turned in two aces each in the victory.

Other service stats for the Tigers were: Foust- 2 aces, 3 points; Thomas- 6 points; Sinclair- 5 points and Ivy- 4 points. Team service stats: 83/88, 6 aces and 56 points.

On the attack, the trio of Gwinner, Ivy and Comer bolstered the Galion offense. Gwinner finished the contest with 19 kills, Ivy with 13 and Comer notching 11 total kills. As a team, the Tigers recorded 54 kills. Hardy was the primary set-up player, going 111/115 ball handling and racking up 48 of the 49 assists for the home team.

Other offensive stats for the Tigers were: Gwinner- an assist; Sinclair- 8 kills; Miller- 2 kills and Hardy- a kill.

Galion will host the Ontario Lady Warriors on Tuesday evening in a MOAC match. On Thursday, the Tigers hit the road to Delaware to play against the Lady Barons from Buckeye Valley in league competition.

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By Chad Clinger

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