Volleyball: John Curtis continue sneaking up power ratings with big road win
Area Prep Volleyball Report for Thursday, Oct. 10
Don’t look now but the focus is shifting to John Curtis Christian.
No, we are not referencing the best prep football program in Louisiana. You already knew about 27 state championships on the field.
No, we are not talking about the elite girls basketball program which has won three consecutive state titles.
No, this is not about the Patriot baseball program which won back-to-back Division 1 state titles in 2017 and 2018.
We are talking about volleyball.
Look out for the Patriots.
John Curtis continued its fine season, downing a good Central Catholic squad 25-19, 16-25, 25-21, 28-26 in an excellent match.
Juniors Willow Nelson and Sierra Sasco each produced 11 kills for Curtis while seniors Camryn Constanza and Remi Hebert each had 10 kills. Freshman Jacke Melancon had nine kills for the Patriots. Sasco added 26 digs, three assists, two aces and two blocks. Junior Danielle Tax had 47 assists and 18 digs to go with two kills.
Fourth in the latest Division IV power ratings released by the by the LHSAA, John Curtis (21-5) returns to action today, hosting Donaldsonville at 5:30 p.m. Central Catholic (16-9) also returns to action today at Highland Baptist at 5:30 p.m.
Area Prep Volleyball Results from Wednesday, Oct. 9
Abramson Sci Charter over N.O. Charter Science & Math 25-13, 25-15, 16-25, 25-19
Academy of Our Lady over St. Mary’s Academy 25-18, 25-14, 25-11
John Curtis Christian over Central Catholic 25-19, 16-25, 25-21, 28-26
Warren Easton over Riverdale 25-18, 28-26, 25-17
Einstein Charter over Livingston Collegiate 25-20, 28-26, 19-25, 25-18
Ellender over Helen Cox 25-22, 25-19, 25-15
Ben Franklin over Carver 25-10, 25-11, 25-13
Hahnville over Central Lafourche 25-13, 25-13, 25-20
St. Katharine Drexel over Higgins 25-18, 25-19, 25-15
Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 10
Academy of Sacred Heart at Ursuline, 5:30 p.m.
Archbishop Hannan at Loranger, 5:30 p.m.
Belle Chasse at Cabrini, 4:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal at First Baptist Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Cohen at M.L. King Charter, 4:30 p.m.
Helen Cox at Landry-Walker, 4:30 p.m.
Crescent City Christian at Ecole Classique, 4:30 p.m.
Donaldsonville at John Curtis Christian, 5:30 p.m.
East St. John at Archbishop Chapelle, 4:30 p.m.
John Ehret at Dominican, 4 p.m.
Fontainebleau at Hammond, 5:30 p.m.
Franklinton at Salmen, 4:30 p.m.
Higgins at J.F. Kennedy, 4:30 p.m.
Karr at Academy of Our Lady, 4 p.m.
Lusher Charter at Kenner Discovery, 4 p.m.
Mandeville at Northshore, 5:30 p.m.
McDonogh 35 at Morris Jeff Community, 5 p.m.
N.O. Charter Science & Math at Sophie B. Wright, 4:30 p.m.
Pearl River at Slidell, 4 p.m.
Pine at Pope John Paul II, 4:30 p.m.
Ponchatoula at Covington, 4:30 p.m.
Springfield at Bogalusa, 4:30 p.m.
St. Charles Catholic at Lutcher, 6 p.m.
St. Mary’s Academy at McMain, 4:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas at Independence, 4:30 p.m.
Varnado at Northlake Christian, 4:30 p.m.
West St. John at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5 p.m.
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