Volleyball: Dominican outlasts MCA, AOL gets past Belle Chasse, Ursuline sweeps DLS
Area Prep Volleyball Report for Wednesday, Oct. 16
It has been a long time coming.
Mount Carmel Academy has dominated its Catholic League brethren while dominating the state, winning the last five Division I state championships.
While the Cubs are a real possibility to win a sixth straight in 2019 and were first in the most recent LHSAA Division I power ratings, that goal reached a roadblock Tuesday.
Rival Dominican staged a dramatic rally from two sets down to overcome Mount Carmel 23-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-21, 20-18 at Mount Carmel.
It is the first win for Dominican over Mount Carmel since 2012, snapping an 18-match losing streak at the hands of the Cubs.
Junior Elizabeth Hardouin led Dominican, fifth in the Division I power ratings, with 17 kills, 26 digs and a block while senior Olivia Peyton led Dominican with nine kills, 14 digs and five blocks. Kate Baker dished out 46 assists.
Emily Meyer led the Cubs with 32 kills and 31 digs while Tori Frught finished with 55 assists.
Dominican (19-7, 2-0) took over first place in District 8-1 with the victory. Dominican will host Vandebilt Catholic at 5:30 today while Mount Carmel (20-7, 0-1) returns to action today as well, at home against Mandeville at 5:30 p.m. Dominican and Mount Carmel will meet again to end the regular season on Oct. 30 at Dominican in a non-district match.
In another battle of top teams at Belle Chasse, visiting Academy of Our Lady fought past the host Cardinals 25-12, 18-25, 29-27, 26-24 in a closely contested District 8-II match.
Emily Eschette led AOL with 12 kills, six digs and an ace while Re’vin Cobb had 28 assists for the Penguins. Academy of Our Lady was seventh in the most recent LHSAA Division II power ratings while Belle Chasse was eighth.
Both teams return to District play Thursday as Academy of Our Lady (18-2, 5-0) will visit Helen Cox at 4:30 p.m. while Belle Chasse (27-9, 3-1) entertains Karr at 4:30 p.m.
Ursuline Academy rebounded from a tough loss to Academy of Sacred Heart with a 25-11, 25-17, 25-13 victory at De La Salle.
Nadia Farley led the way for the Lions with 13 kills, Megan Pulizzano had 25 assists and six aces and Annabel Beatman had 12 digs.
Ursuline (17-8), fourth in the most recent LHSAA Division III power ratings, has now won 10 of 11 matches and the Lions will host Douglass Monday at 4:30 p.m. in District 9-III play while the Cavaliers (6-17) travel to Archbishop Hannan Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Area Prep Volleyball Results from Tuesday, Oct. 15
Abramson Sci Academy over J.F. Kennedy 25-21, 25-19, 25-20
Academy of Our Lady over Belle Chasse 25-12, 18-25, 29-27, 26-24
Academy of Sacred Heart over St. Katherine Drexel 25-17, 25-14, 25-4
Cabrini over Livingston Collegiate 25-7, 25-11, 25-3
Chalmette over West Jefferson 25-0, 25-4, 25-2
Country Day over Ridgewood 25-4, 25-6, 25-5
John Curtis Christian over Patrick Taylor 25-7, 25-13, 25-9
Destrehan over Runnels 25-7, 25-13, 25-11
Dominican over Mount Carmel Academy 23-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-21, 20-18
East Jefferson over Bonnabel 25-18, 7-25, 25-22, 25-12
Hahnville over Thibodaux 25-12, 25-10, 25-14
Haynes over Kenner Discovery 25-9, 25-17, 26-24
Thomas Jefferson over Loranger 25-23, 29-27, 25-13
Lakeshore over Franklinton 25-1, 25-7, 25-7
Ponchatoula over Northshore 20-25, 25-22, 26-24, 21-25, 15-11
Pine over Springfield 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 25-18
Pope John Paul II over St. Thomas Aquinas 25-7, 25-7, 25-23
St. Scholastica over Salmen 25-21, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18
Ursuline Academy over De La Salle 25-11, 25-17, 25-13
Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 16
Assumption at John Curtis Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Bonnabel at Higgins, 4 p.m.
Carver at East Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.
Chalmette at Christ Episcopal, 5:30 p.m.
Cohen at M.L. King Charter, 4:30 p.m.
Country Day at Pope John Paul II, 5:30 p.m.
Helen Cox at St. Katharine Drexel, 4:30 p.m.
Destrehan at Grace King, 4:30 p.m.
Donaldsonville at Thomas Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.
Warren Easton at McMain, 4:30 p.m.
East St. John at West St. John, 5:30 p.m.
Fisher at Einstein Charter, 4:30 p.m.
Kenner Discovery at South Plaquemines, 4:30 p.m.
Loranger at Hammond, 5:30 p.m.
Lutheran at Riverside Academy, 5:30 p.m.
Mandeville at Mount Carmel Academy, 5:30 p.m.
McDonogh 35 at St. Mary’s Academy, 5 p.m.
Riverdale at Ben Franklin, 4:30 p.m.
St. Martin’s Episcopal at Madison Prep, 5 p.m.
Patrick Taylor at St. Charles Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Vandebilt Catholic at Dominican, 5:30 p.m.
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