Volleyball: AOL, Mount Carmel rolling while milestone reached by Northlake Christian star in win
Area Prep Volleyball Report for Friday, Oct. 1
Academy of Our Lady stayed hot, remaining unbeaten Thursday with a 25-12, 25-16, 25-8 win over Helen Cox at home.
Kylee Howell and Destinee Williams each produced eight kills, senior Abby Robichaux had 21 assists and four aces and Emily Eschette added a pair of digs.
After reaching the semifinals a year ago and with six seniors playing prominent roles this year, AOL coach Don Landry expected this kind of performance from his team.
“We have a good group of seniors this year who really carried us last year as juniors, AOL coach Don Landry said. “We feel very fortunate. They are a really good team. Their leadership is outstanding, providing an example for younger players. Our outside hitting has really been on the mark. We have a new setter in Abby Robichaux who has done a great job with our setter Essence Wren from last year not playing the middle.”
The Penguins (7-0) will host defending Division IV state champion Academy of the Sacred Heart next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. while the Cougars (0-1) travel to West Jefferson Monday at 4:30 p.m.
“We’ll see how that goes,” Landry said. “They are a pretty good team. We played them in a scrimmage before the season and was back-and-forth. It ought to be an interesting game. We are focusing on winning district. I think with our experience and leadership, we can make a pretty good run. Our goal is to win state. It is a very close-knit group that has played together for a long time.”
Mount Carmel Academy has gotten hot.
The Cubs won their fourth straight match, winning 25-7, 25-18, 25-15 at Pope John Paul II.
Senior Olivia Stant led the Mount Carmel attack with 13 kills and two blocks and two digs while junior Lindsey Wickersham had 10 kills, 15 assists, nine digs and a block. Senior Emery Mayer had 15 assists and four digs while sophomore Nola Sevin had 13 digs. Senior Ella Mauterer had two kills, 10 blocks, a dig and an ace.
Mount Carmel (13-8) travels to Fontainebleau next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. while the Jaguars (3-4) return to action Tuesday at Bogalusa at 6 p.m.
Sarah T. Reed defeated Livingston Collegiate in a five-set thriller 22-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-13.
Keara Kyles had a pair of aces and five digs while Hope Nguyen had five dig. Tram Nguyen added a pair of aces for the Olympians.
Northlake Christian handled Pearl River 25-15, 25-21, 25-18.
The story was Sophie Cramond.
The senior produced the 1,000th kill of her brilliant career.
Northlake Christian (5-4) travels to First Baptist Christian next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. while Pearl River (5-6) plays at Chalmette Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Sarah T. Reed (3-2) is back in action today at 4:30 p.m. at Abramson Sci Academy while
Livingston Collegiate (2-2) will play at Kenner Discovery next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Country Day downed Fontainebleau at home 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-23.
Ellie Schneider put down 23 kills and a block while Nia Washington had 19 kills and 15 digs to pace the Cajuns attack. Emma Launey had 26 assists while Maggie Schneider finished with 25 assists. Ellison Vosbein had 15 digs.
Country Day (6-2) travels to Chalmette today at 5 p.m. while the Bulldogs (9-2) will host Mount Carmel Academy Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Area Prep Volleyball Results from Thursday, Sept. 30
Academy of Our Lady over Helen Cox 25-15, 25-12, 25-16
Booker T. Washington over John Ehret 25-24, 25-20, 25-20
Chalmette over St. Martin’s Episcopal 25-13, 25-10, 25-20
Country Day over Fontainebleau 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-23
Crescent City Christian over St. Katharine Drexel 25-6, 25-13, 25-4
Franklinton over Pine 25-17, 25-16, 25-14
Hahnville over H.L. Bourgeois 25-12, 25-22, 25-8
Lutcher over Catholic (PC) 25-13, 25-17, 26-24
Mount Carmel Academy over Pope John Paul II 25-7, 25-18, 25-15
Morris Jeff Community over Douglass 25-14, 20-25, 20-25, 5-25
Newman over Ben Franklin 14-25, 25-14, 25-23, 21-25, 15-9
Northlake Christian over Pearl River 25-15, 25-21, 25-18
Patrick Taylor over Higgins 25-12, 25-4, 25-9
Ponchatoula in five sets over Walker
Salmen over First Baptist Christian 25-22, 23-25, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13
Sarah T. Reed over Livingston Collegiate 22-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-13
St. Michael over Springfield 27-25, 25-17, 25-9
Warren Easton over McDonogh 35 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-22
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