Volleyball: MCA takes showdown win over Dominican, Chalmette defeats Christ Episcopal

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Area Prep Volleyball Report for Thursday, Oct. 15

It was the matchup of the year to date between the two top rated teams in Louisiana in the LHSAA Division I power ratings.

In the end, the queen remained on her throne for the time being.

Six-time defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel Academy downed rival Dominican in three close sets, 26-24, 25-22, 25-23, in the annual Pink contest in Lakeview. It was a rematch of last year’s Division I state title match, also won by the Cubs in straight sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-17).

CiCi Brown led the Cubs with 11 kills, Olivia Stant added nine kills, Madison Martin finished with 24 digs and Rachelle Burdine contributed 18 assists. Elizabeth Hardouin topped Dominican with 11 kills and 15 digs while Kate Baker finished with six kills and 28 assists.

The loss was the first of the season for Dominican (17-1).

The two rivals will meet again on Oct. 28 at Dominican. The two sides met three times in 2019, splitting the regular season matchups before the Cubs won the state title match.

The win was the fourth straight for Mount Carmel (13-4). The Cubs face another tough test at Mandeville next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. while Dominican also faces a tough road match, Saturday at 11 a.m. at Vandebilt Catholic. The Skippers are third in the Division I power ratings.

Chalmette handled Christ Episcopal 25-16, 25-7, 25-10 at home. The Owls have now won six of their last seven matches.

Senior Emma Nunez led the Owls attack with nine kills, seven digs, five blocks and two aces.

Chalmette (9-5) hosts West Jefferson today at 4:30 p.m. while Christ Episcopal (5-9) entertains Varnado today at 5:30 p.m.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Wednesday, Oct. 14

Academy of Our Lady over Newman 25-21, 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 15-12

Ascension Catholic over St. Charles Catholic 25-22, 25-12, 25-20

Assumption over Destrehan 21-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-23

Ben Franklin over Warren Easton 25-9, 25-17, 25-18

Chalmette over Christ Episcopal 25-16, 25-7, 25-10

Hammond over St. Thomas Aquinas 25-11, 25-9, 25-18

John Curtis Christian over Country Day 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 22-25,15-13

Fisher over Higgins 25-17 25-16, 25-21

McDonogh 35 over Livingston Collegiate 20-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-10

Mount Carmel Academy over Dominican 26-24, 25-22, 25-23

Patrick Taylor over West Jefferson 25-16, 25-16, 25-14

Pearl River over Loranger 25-12, 25-21, 25-10

Ursuline Academy over Crescent City Christian 25-14, 25-15, 25-12

Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 15

Academy of Our Lady at Belle Chasse, 5:30 p.m.

Archbishop Chapelle at Bonnabel, 4:30 p.m.

Archbishop Hannan at Pearl River, 5:30 p.m.

B.T. Washington (NO) at East St. John, 4:30 p.m.

Carver at N.O. Science & Math, 4:30 p.m.

Donaldsonville at St. Charles Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

Douglass at Sarah Reed, 5:30 p.m.

Hahnville at Terrebonne, 4 p.m.

Haynes Academy at Riverside Academy, 4:30 p.m.

Independence at St. Thomas Aquinas, 4 p.m.

Karr at Landry, 4 p.m.

Grace King at Destrehan, 4:30 p.m.

Lusher Academy at Kenner Discovery, 5:30 p.m.

Lutcher at Berwick, 5:30 p.m.

Lutheran at Ridgewood, 4:30 p.m.

Mandeville at Ponchatoula, 4:30 p.m.

McGehee at Slidell, 5 p.m.

McDonogh 35 at Morris Jeff Community, 4:30 p.m.

M.L. King Charter at J.F. Kennedy, 4:30 p.m.

Northlake Christian at First Baptist Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Northshore at Fontainebleau, 5:30 p.m.

Sophie B. Wright at Livingston Collegiate, 4:30 p.m.

St. James at Patrick Taylor, 4:30 p.m.

St. Scholastica at Salmen, 4:30 p.m.

Ursuline Academy at Episcopal, 6 p.m.

Vandebilt Catholic at Pope John Paul II, 5 p.m.

Varnado at Christ Episcopal, 5:30 p.m.

West Jefferson at Chalmette, 4:30 p.m.

West St. John at Helen Cox, 4:30 p.m.

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