Tigers’ volleyball team picks up first win of the season

GALION — The Galion Tigers volleyball team bounced back Saturday after recent losses tto Bellevue and North Union. The Tigers opened the doors to their home court to welcome Willard, and sent the Crimson Flashes home with a straight set los, 25-14, 25-13, 25-16.

Serving was an integral part to the Tigers victory. Galion earned nine aces as a team, with Morgan Gregory gathering three. Captain Callie Wildenthaler was a perfect 20/20 on her serve attempts getting her 13 points and an ace on the day. Marissa Gwinner was 13/13 from the service line with eight points and two aces.

The tandem of Gwinner and Gabby Abouhassan led the way for the Tigers’ net attack. Gwinner was 17/19 with 14 kills and Abouhassan was 10/12 with nine kills. Overall, Galion put down 41 kills against the Flashes’ defense.

Gregory was the top ball handler for the match with an astonishing 86/87 ball handling and 32 of the teams 34 total assists. Gwinner added in all four of Galion’s blocks for the match.

The Tigers were strong on the defensive side of the net, as well. With Willard serving, Galion was 40/43 on receptions. When Willard tried to attack, the Tigers answered with a 49/61 dig statistic.

Galion moves to 1-2 on the year and remains 0-1 in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference.

By Chad Clinger


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