Dominican flips script on SJA while AOL, Riverdale stay unbeaten

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Area Prep Volleyball Report for Wednesday, Sept. 29

It a rematch of last year’s Division I state championship match and a rematch of a match played this past weekend.

Last year, Dominican whipped St. Joseph’s Academy to win the Division I state championship in Kenner.

Last Saturday, the Redstickers extracted revenge, handing Dominican its first loss of the year in tournament play at St. Joseph’s.

This time, Dominican gained the upper hand early and maintained it throughout in a 5-15, 28-26, 25-17 victory.

Sophomore Camryn Chatellier and junior Zoe Smith each had nine kills while juniors O’Neil Haddad and Anne Hardouin each finished with eight kills. Smith added four aces. Kate Baker had 32 assists after reaching 3,000 assists this past weekend.

“Zoe was phenomenal,” Dominican coach Jessica Chatellier said. “She led in aces and kills. She was phenomenal all around. Anne was simply outstanding and she has been super consistent. Kate Baker’s ability to run the offense is unreal. We had a lot of players step up. O’Neil was exactly what we needed and Camryn was good on the outside. I feel everyone had their time to step up.”

The win was very significant for Chatellier as it was the 400th victory of her career.

“I am so blessed to be at Dominican this long and to be a part of a program like this,” Chatellier said. “It was awesome to know I’ve been part of this for so long and planning to be part of it for a long time in the future. It really means a lot.”

Chatellier knew her squad had to dial it up a notch to avenge the loss over the weekend.

“Saturday was kind of a rough day all around,” Chatellier said. “We needed to get back in the groove. We made some changes and needed to refocus. We were kind of losing a little bit of the edge and we needed a wake-up call and we got it. Everybody will bring their ‘A’ game against us.”

Dominican (17-1) returns to action today at 5:30 p.m. at Cabrini while the Redstickers (13-5) saw their 8-match win streak end. St. Joseph’s will travel to Denham Springs Thursday at 6 p.m.

Academy of Our Lady remained unbeaten with a 25-16, 25-20, 26-24 victory at Belle Chasse.

Emma Cao had three aces, Abby Robichaux dished up 22 assists, Emily Eschette had 14 digs and Destinee Williams finished with two blocks for the Penguins.

AOL (6-0) will host Helen Cox Thursday at 5:30 p.m. while Belle Chasse (5-2) is back in action today, hosting Thomas Jefferson at 5:30 p.m.

In an outstanding match, Riverdale outlasted Patrick Taylor 25-17, 25-14, 12-25, 17-25, 15-11 at home to remain unbeaten.

It was a team effort for the Rebels as Morgan Williams had 14 assists, 10 digs and two aces, Maelyn Forestier had eight kills and 12 digs and Kyrie Hunter had six kills, nine blocks, four aces and two digs. Isabel Cox contributed 20 digs, two aces and two assists. Morgan Williams had 14 assists, 10 digs and two aces. Kyrie Hunter finished with six kills, nine blocks, four aces and two digs for the Rebels.

For the Tigers, sophomore Gabrielle Weber and freshman Cecilia Veters each had nine kills, three aces and two blocks. Webber added eight assists six digs while Veters had 14 digs. Junior Kadence Cannon had seven kills, 15 assists and seven digs. Senior McKenzie DeFatta added 13 digs

Riverdale (3-0) returns to action today at Ben Franklin at 5:30 p.m. while Patrick Taylor (1-1) plays Thursday at Higgins at 4:30 p.m.

Sarah T. Reed downed Fisher 25-22, 25-13, 22-25, 25-19.

Mya Robins had three kills, 10 kills and a block while Keara Kyles contributed three aces and four digs and

The Olympians (2-1) are back in action today at McDonogh at 4:30 p.m. while the Gators (0-1) will play at Douglass today at 4:30 p.m.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Tuesday, Sept. 28
Academy of Our Lady over Belle Chasse 25-16, 25-20, 26-24
Archbishop Chapelle over Chalmette 25-22, 20-25, 25-11, 25-17
Archbishop Hannan over St. Scholastica 25-9, 25-15, 25-15
Amite over Franklinton 25-15, 21-25, 25-13, 25-17
Cabrini over Kenner Discovery 24-26, 25-13, 25-12, 25-11
John Curtis Christian over Covington 24-26, 25-17, 25-12, 25-22
Dominican over St. Joseph’s Academy 25-15, 28-26, 25-17
Hammond over St. Thomas Aquinas 25-13, 25-7, 25-20
Lutcher over Destrehan 25-19, 16-25, 25-20, 25-23
McGehee over Academy of the Sacred Heart (NO) 25-22, 25-15, 25-20
Mount Carmel Academy over Lakeshore 25-6, 25-9, 25-16
Newman over St. Charles Catholic 25-14, 25-12, 25-18
Plaquemine over Donaldsonville 27-25, 25-11, 25-7
Pope John Paul II over Pearl River 25-7, 25-15, 25-11
Ponchatoula over Northlake Christian 20-25, 25-21, 16-25, 31-29, 15-12
Riverdale over Patrick Taylor 25-17, 25-14, 12-25, 17-25, 15-11
Riverside Academy over St. Martin’s Episcopal 25-19, 16-25, 22-25, 25-20, 15-13
Rosenwald Collegiate over Capitol 25-8, 25-17, 25-12
Sarah T. Reed over Fisher 25-22, 25-13, 22-25, 25-19
Terrebonne over Hahnville 22-25, 25-11, 25-22, 29-27
Ursuline Academy over Lusher Charter 25-9, 25-9, 25-13
Warren Easton over De La Salle 25-22, 25-22, 25-16

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