Galion volleyball picks up seventh straight win

By Chad Clinger -

DELAWARE — Back on Saturday, August 26, the Galion Lady Tigers volleyball team lost a home match against the Lady Crimson Flashes of Willard. Since that time, Galion has faced seven opponents and has picked up seven wins with the most recent being a 3-0 sweep of the Buckeye Valley Lady Barons on Thursday evening.

The Lady Tigers are now 9-1 overall on the season and remain perfect in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference at 7-0.

Kayla Hardy came up big for Galion on both sides of the ball at Buckeye Valley. Hardy racked up 34 of the 38 Tigers’ assists on 82/85 setting, picked up 14 digs on defense and served at a 17/18 clip en route to 14 points and two aces in the victory. Teammate Nicole Thomas also served well, finishing the contest at 18/21 for 16 points and four aces. On defense, Thomas lead the team with 17 digs.

Other service stats for Galion on Thursday were: Team- 64/72, 47 points and 12 aces; Kate Schieber- 7/7, 5 points and an ace; Marisa Gwinner- 8/8, 4 points and an ace; Abby Foust- 4/5, 4 points and an ace; Kasidee Sinclair- 6/7, 2 points and 2 aces and Jaden Ivy- 4/6, 2 points and an ace.

At the net, it was the duo of Gwinner and Samantha Comer leading the attack for the visiting Tigers. Gwinner wrapped the night with 21 kills and Comer chipped in 10 kills en route to the conference victory.

Other offensive stats for Galion were: Ivy- 8 kills; Sinclair- 5 kills; Gillian Miller- 2 kills and an assist; Schieber- 2 assists and Foust- an assist.

Defensively for Galion, the Lady Tigers were 35/37 on service reception, racked up five total blocks and notched 72 digs.

Gwinner led the block category for Galion with two solo blocks and three assisted. Ivy assisted on three blocks as well for the visitors on Thursday night. Like Hardy, Sinclair would also earn 14 digs in the win.

Other defensive stats for Galion were: Gwinner and Ivy- 8 digs apiece; Schieber- 6 digs; Comer- 3 digs; Miller and Foust- a dig each.

The Lady Tigers will hit the road early on Saturday morning to head to the Shelby Invite. MOAC play will pick back up for Galion on Tuesday, September 19 when the Pleasant Lady Spartans head to Galion’s home floor for a much anticipated match-up at the top of the conference.

By Chad Clinger

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