Volleyball: Mount Carmel rebounds at SSA with win on busy Monday

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Three-time defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel bounced back from a home loss to St. Joseph’s Academy with an impressive 25-21, 25-21, 25-14 win Monday at St. Scholastica.

As usual, Ellie Holzman led the Cubs (25-5) with 16 kills and four aces while Tori Frught had 36 assists. The MCA defense was good as well. Macie Matherne had 16 digs and Abby Alonzo produced seven blocks for the Cubs. Aixa Crespo topped the Doves (19-4) with 15 kills while Evey Waguespack dished up 19 assists.

The top-ranked team in the latest LHSAA Division I power ratings, Mount Carmel returns to action Wednesday at home in a very tough test against three-time defending Division IV state champion Pope John Paul II. The Jaguars 25-19, 25-13, 25-16 on Sept. 26 at Slidell. SSA returns to District 5-II today at home against Franklinton at 4 p.m.

In a wild match, Academy of Our Lady rallied from two sets down to overcome Warren Easton 17-25, 20-25, 25-10, 25-18, 15-12 at home in a non-district contest Monday.

The Penguins (14-5) return to District 8-II action today at Belle Chasse (10-11) at 5:30 p.m. The loss was the fourth straight for Warren Easton (13-8). The Eagles return to District 7-II play today at 4:30 p.m. at Riverdale (10-10). The Rebels lost at home to Crescent City Christian 25-22, 25-13, 25-15 Monday. The Crescents (14-8) return to action Thursday at home against Country Day at 4:30 p.m.

The defending Division V state champion Country Day Cajuns lost on the road at Vandebilt Catholic 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 Monday. The win by the Terriers avenged a loss to the Cajuns in three sets at the St. Joseph’s Academy tournament on Sept. 23.

Country Day (19-3) will host Assumption (13-9) on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. while the Terriers (18-4) travel to Berwick today at 5:30 p.m. in District 8-3A action. Assumption will first play at John Curtis Christian (11-12) today at 5:30 p.m.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Monday, Oct. 9

New Orleans Area

Academy of Our Lady over Warren Easton 17-25, 20-25, 25-10, 25-18, 15-12

Crescent City Christian over Riverdale 25-22, 25-13, 25-15

Thomas Jefferson over Patrick Taylor 25-9, 25-16, 25-19

Lakeshore over Franklinton 25-11, 25-6, 25-10

Mount Carmel over St. Scholastica 25-21, 25-21, 25-14

Ursuline over Carver 25-2, 25-4, 25-7

West St. John over McDonogh 35 25-16, 25-15, 25-19

Baton Rouge Area

Catholic (PC) over Ascension Catholic 25-16, 25-19, 18-25, 20-25, 26-24

The Church Academy over Southern Lab 25-19, 25-17, 25-20

Episcopal over Northeast 25-7, 25-9, 25-5

Port Allen over Capitol 25-6, 25-10, 25-10

St. John over False River 25-18, 25-12, 25-17

Bayou Area

H.L. Bourgeois over Destrehan 25-14, 25-9, 25-15

Vandebilt Catholic over Country Day 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-21

Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 10

New Orleans Area

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

Academy of The Sacred Heart at St. Mary’s Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Assumption at John Curtis Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Bogalusa at Pine, 4:30 p.m.

Bonnabel at John Ehret, 4 p.m.

Cabrini at East Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.

Cohen at Sophie B. Wright, 4 p.m.

Covington at Slidell, 4 p.m.

Warren Easton at Riverdale, 4:30 p.m.

East St. John at Hahnville, 4 p.m.

Ecole Classique at Varnado, 4:30 p.m.

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

Franklinton at St. Scholastica, 4 p.m.

Higgins at Chalmette, 4 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson at International High, 4:30 p.m.

Karr at Landry-Walker, 4:30 p.m.

Grace King at West Jefferson, 4 p.m.

Loranger at Pearl River, 5 p.m.

Mandeville at Ponchatoula, 5:30 p.m.

McDonogh 35 at Ben Franklin, 5 p.m.

McGehee at St. Katharine Drexel, 5:30 p.m.

Newman at De La Salle, 5:30 p.m.

Northlake Christian at Archbishop Hannan, 5:30 p.m.

Northshore at Fontainebleau, 5:30 p.m.

Pope John Paul II at Independence, 5:30 p.m.

Riverside at St. James, 5:30 p.m.

Salmen at Lakeshore, 4 p.m.

Springfield at Hammond, 4 p.m.

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

St. Thomas Aquinas at St. Helena, 4:30 p.m.

Patrick Taylor at M.L. King Charter, 4:30 p.m.

Thibodaux at Destrehan, 4 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Baker at West Feliciana, 5 p.m.

Baton Rouge at St. Joseph’s Academy, 6 p.m.

Brusly at Mentorship Academy, 5 p.m.

Central at McKinley, 4 p.m.

Central Catholic at University, 4 p.m.

Dutchtown at Walker, 4 p.m.

Live Oak at Lee, 6 p.m.

Parkview Baptist at Lutcher, 6 p.m.

Plaquemine at Broadmoor, 5 p.m.

Scotlandville at Woodlawn (BR), 5 p.m.

St. Amant at East Ascension, 6 p.m.

St. Michael at Glen Oaks, 6 p.m.

Tara at Belaire, 5 p.m.

White Castle at Livonia, 5:30 p.m.

Bayou Area

H.L. Bourgeois at Central Lafourche, 4 p.m.

Ellender at South Terrebonne, 4 p.m.

Franklin at Northside, 5 p.m.

Morgan City at E.D. White Catholic, 5 p.m.

Patterson at Notre Dame, 5 p.m.

South Lafourche at Terrebonne, 4 p.m.

Vandebilt Catholic at Berwick, 5:30 p.m.

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