Volleyball: Ben Franklin, Chapelle open seasons with impressive wins
Area Prep Volleyball Report for Wednesday, August 31
Ben Franklin has been a consistently outstanding program under Jodee Pulizzano.
In 2021, the Falcons reached the Division II semifinals.
In her 31 years as head coach, Pulizzano has led Ben Franklin to six state championships and a trio of state runner-up finishes.
The Falcons are always a threat to go deep into the playoffs.
Ben Franklin opened its 2022 season with a 25-18, 25-9, 25-11 victory over Madison Prep on the lakefront Tuesday.
Aubrey Muirhead led Ben Franklin with 11 kills and five blocks while Cori Staes had 11 kills and eight digs. Kat Khondkar produced 15 assists and four aces and Lilly Mayes dished up 14 assists.
Ben Franklin will host St. Scholastica at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Archbishop Chapelle reached the Division I quarterfinals a year ago as the Chipmunks have become a factor statewide.
That trend should continue in 2022.
Chapelle opened its season Tuesday with an impressive road victory at Vandebilt Catholic, winning 25-21, 21-25, 25-12, 25-20.
Megan LaCour led the Chipmunks with 16 kills, Isabelle McCann served five aces, Caroline Russo dished up 22 assists and Colleen O’Connor had 16 digs.
Chapelle returns to action on September 7 at Hahnville at 5:30 p.m.
Area Prep Volleyball Results from Tuesday, August 30
Abramson over Collegiate (BR) 25-15, 26-24, 25-20
Academy of our Lady over H.L. Bourgeois 25-20, 25-23, 25-21, 25-13
Archbishop Chapelle over Vandebilt Catholic 25-21, 21-25, 25-12, 25-20
Archbishop Hannan over St. Michael 25-12, 25-10, 25-21
Belle Chasse over South Plaquemines 25-3, 25-13, 25-12
Ben Franklin over Madison Prep 25-18, 25-9, 25-11
Cabrini over Destrehan 22-25, 27-25, 25-27, 27-25, 15-12
Chalmette over Warren Easton 25-14, 25-19, 25-9
Dominican over St. Scholastica 25-11, 25-14, 25-17
Douglass over Central Lafourche 25-15, 25-17, 25-15
Franklinton over Varnado 25-5, 25-7, 25-13
Grace King over NOMMA 25-10, 25-7, 25-7
Hahnville over Morgan City 25-10, 25-20, 25-22
Hammond over Christ Episcopal 25-17, 25-16, 25-11
John Curtis Christian over Thomas Jefferson 25-3, 25-10, 25-9
Karr over John Ehret 25-20, 25-20, 25-15
Mount Carmel Academy over Northshore 25-15, 25-17, 25-14
Springfield over Pearl River 25-19, 25-22, 25-20
Walker over Doyle 25-15, 25-17, 27-25
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