Volleyball: MCA, Dominican win ahead of Wednesday showdown
Six-time defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel Academy took down Archbishop Chapelle 25-14, 25-12, 25-14 in Metairie in District 7-I Tuesday. The win was the fourth straight for the Cubs.
Junior Olivia Stant led the way with 11 kills, sophomore Lindsey Wickersham had 10 kills, 19 assists, an ace and a block and sophomore Makayla Page finished with eight kills and three blocks. Senior Madison Martin had 19 digs and two assists and senior Rachelle Burdine contributed 21 assists.
The Cubs (12-4), who are second in the LHSAA Division I power ratings, are set for a showdown with rival and unbeaten Dominican at home today at 5:30 p.m. Dominican is the top-ranked team in the LHSAA Division I power ratings.
The Chipmunks (5-8) travel to Bonnabel Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Dominican tuned up for the showdown with a convincing 25-14, 25-17, 25-16 victory at Chalmette in another District 8-I contest to improve to 17-0.
Ben Franklin started fast and then had to battle back in a five-set thriller, beating Fontainebleau 25-19, 25-14, 20-25, 20-25, 15-13 in Mandeville. It was the seventh straight win for the Falcons.
Grace Delpit had 14 kills, Annabel Allen had 33 aces, Kate Humphreys produced 52 assists and Maddie Meeker finished with 13 digs for Ben Franklin.
The Falcons (16-3) play at Warren Easton today at 4:30 p.m. in a District 7-II contest while the Bulldogs (8-8) host Northshore Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Area Prep Volleyball Results from Tuesday, Oct. 13
Abramson Sci Academy over J.F. Kennedy 16-25, 25-13, 27-25, 25-18
Academy of The Sacred Heart (NO) over Cohen 25-4, 25-5, 25-1
Academy of Our Lady over Landry 25-11, 25-17, 25-16
Archbishop Hannan over Loranger 25-5, 25-9, 25-11
Ben Franklin over Fontainebleau 25-19, 25-14, 20-25, 20-25, 15-13
Crescent City Christian over Ecole Classique 25-22, 25-23, 25-21
Dominican over Chalmette 25-14, 25-17, 25-16
Morris Jeff Community over M.L.King Charter 25-11, 25-13, 25-7
Mount Carmel Academy over Archbishop Chapelle 25-14, 25-12, 25-14
Northshore over Ponchatoula 25-19, 27-25, 25-16
Salmen over Franklinton 25-10, 19-25, 25-8, 25-5
St. Charles Catholic over St. James 25-11, 25-18, 25-10
St. Martin’s Episcopal over West St. John 25-7, 25-15, 25-9
St. Thomas Aquinas over St. Helena 25-4, 25-3, 25-9
Ursuline Academy over N.O. Science & Math 25-4, 25-9, 25-14
Warren Easton over West Jefferson 25-11, 25-16, 20-25, 25-13
Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 14
Academy of Our Lady at Newman, 4:30 p.m.
Ascension Catholic at St. Charles Catholic, 6 p.m.
Cabrini at Vandebilt Catholic, 5:30 p.m.
Ben Franklin at Warren Easton, 4:30 p.m.
Bonnabel at Ecole Classique, 4 p.m.
Christ Episcopal at Chalmette, 5:30 p.m.
Country Day at John Curtis Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Destrehan at Assumption, 4 p.m.
Dominican at Mount Carmel Academy, 5:30 p.m.
East Jefferson at McMain, 4:30 p.m.
Fisher at Higgins, 4:30 p.m.
Franklinton at Lakeshore, 5:30 p.m.
Helen Cox at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5:30 p.m.
Livingston Collegiate at McDonogh 35, 4:30 p.m.
Mandeville at Archbishop Hannan, 5:30 p.m.
M.L. King Charter at Douglass, 4:30 p.m.
Northlake Christian at Covington, 4:30 p.m.
Pearl River at Loranger, 5:30 p.m.
Ponchatoula at De La Salle, 4 p.m.
Riverdale at Carver, 4:30 p.m.
Salmen at Springfield, 4:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas at Hammond, 4 p.m.
Ursuline Academy at Crescent City Christian, 4 p.m.
West Jefferson at Patrick Taylor, 4:30 p.m.
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