Volleyball: Dominican downs Country Day, Mount Carmel outlasts SJA

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Area Prep Volleyball Report for Friday, Sept. 15

The last time someone other than Dominican, Mount Carmel Academy of St. Joseph’s Academy won a Division I state championship in volleyball was in 2011, when Fontainebleau downed Mount Carmel in the final.

Since then, the three powers of the division have combined to win the last 10 titles.

The last time someone other than Country Day won a Division V state title was in 2015, when McGehee claimed the championship.

The four titans were in action in a pair of showdowns against each other Thursday.

In a battle of unbeatens in Metairie, it was two-time defending Division I state champion fighting off six-time defending Division V state champion Country Day 25-19, 25-27, 25-19, 25-19.

Cam Chatellier led the way for Dominican with 21 kills and 15 digs, Anne Hardouin had nine kills, 10 digs and three aces and Zoe Smith finished with eight kills. Gabby Marcello was outstanding as well with 38 assists and eight digs.

Dominican improved to 6-0 while the Cajuns fell to 8-1 with the defeat.

In another showdown in Lakeview, Mount Carmel Academy outlasted St. Joseph’s Academy 25-23, 27-25, 17-25, 22-25, 15-10.

Lindsey Wickersham led the attack with 20 kills for Mount Carmel while Makayla Page had 17 kills. Emma Evans led the Redstickers with nine kills while Gracie Mann added nine kills.

It was the second consecutive victory for the Cubs over the Redstickers. Mount Carmel beat St. Joseph’s 28-26, 25-18 in tournament play last weekend.

St. Joseph’s ousted Mount Carmel in the semifinals in each of the last two seasons in the Division I playoffs.

Mount Carmel, which won six straight Division I state titles between 2014-19, improved to 9-2 overall while St. Joseph’s, which won Division I in 2013, fell to 3-4 with the defeat. The two rivals will meet twice more this season.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Thursday, Sept. 14

Academy of Our Lady over De La Salle 25-13, 25-12, 25-12

Belle Chasse over Cabrini 26-24, 20-25, 25-11, 25-19

Denham Springs over Loranger 25-13, 25-7, 25-9

Dominican over Country Day 25-19, 25-27, 25-19, 25-19

Grace King over Douglass 25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21

Hahnville over Central Lafourche 25-18, 25-7, 25-8

John Curtis Christian over St. Charles Catholic 25-15, 25-23, 25-20

John Ehret over NOMMA 25-13, 25-22, 25-16

Mount Carmel over St Joseph’s 25-23, 27-25, 17-25, 22-25, 15-10

Newman over Berwick 25-11, 25-11

Newman over Hahnville 25-20, 21-25, 15-11

Pope John Paul II over Northshore 25-23, 25-14, 23-25, 21-25, 15-9

Sarah T. Reed over M.L. King Charter 25-14, 26-24, 25-11

Springfield over Pine 3 sets to 1

St. Katharine Drexel over Livingston Coll. 20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-22

Walker over Hammond 25-20,2 5-18, 25-21

Warren Easton over B.T. Washington (NO) 25-16, 26-24, 26-24

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