Volleyball Report: Mt. Carmel sweeps Country Day in battle of state champs; PJP II, Cabrini set to open play

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In a battle of Division powers, the higher classification, bigger squad prevailed Wednesday in Lakeview.

Ellie Holzman dominated in the front as three-time defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel fought off defending Division V state champion Country Day 25-19, 25-20, 27-25.

Holzman blasted 25 kills to pace the Cubs while Rachelle Burdine dished out 17 assists. Alex Smith and Kelsey Dinvaut each had nine kills for the Cajuns.

Mount Carmel returns to action next Tuesday at home against Cabrini at 5:30 p.m. while Country Day is back in action this evening, hosting Belle Chasse at 5:30 p.m.

Three-time defending Division IV state champion Pope John Paul II opens its 2017 season on the road at Mandeville this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Skippers are 0-1, having lost on the road at Parkview Baptist Monday.

Another top match this evening has Division I power St. Joseph’s Academy coming to New Orleans to take on always tough Cabrini at 6 p.m. The Redstickers opened their season with a hard fought four-set win at Archbishop Chapelle on Monday. It is the season opener for the Crescents.

Area prep volleyball results from Wed., Aug. 30

New Orleans Area

Academy of Our Lady over Haynes 25-16, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23

John Curtis Christian over Thomas Jefferson 25-14, 25-11, 25-10

Ben Franklin over Lakeshore 25-15, 25-14, 25-15

Mount Carmel over Country Day 25-19, 25-20, 27-25

Springfield over St. Thomas Aquinas 25-13, 25-13, 25-19

St. Scholastica over Northlake Christian 25-20, 25-19, 25-12

Area prep volleyball schedule for Thurs., Aug. 31

New Orleans Area

Belle Chasse at Country Day, 4:30 p.m.
Carver at Riverdale, 4:30 p.m.
De La Salle at Archbishop Hannan, 5:30 p.m.
Donaldsonville at St. James, 5:30 p.m.
East Jefferson at Bonnabel, 4 p.m.
Ecole Classique at Ponchatoula, 4:30 p.m.
Fontainebleau at Ursuline, 5:30 p.m.
Franklinton at Covington, 4 p.m.
Higgins at East St. John, 5 p.m.
International High at KIPP Renaissance, 5:30 p.m.
M.L. King Charter at McMain, 4:30 p.m.
KIPP-Booker T. Washington at Lake Area New Tech, 4:30 p.m.
Loranger at Bogalusa, 5:30 p.m.
Lusher at Landry-Walker, 5:30 p.m.
Lutheran at Crescent City Christian, 4 p.m.
Northshore at Dominican, 5:15 p.m.
Pearl River at Hammond, 4 p.m.
Pope John Paul II at Mandeville, 5 p.m.
Salmen at Springfield, 4 p.m.
Sci Academy-Abramson at Warren Easton, 4 p.m.
Slidell at Lakeshore, 4 p.m.
South Plaquemines at Helen Cox, 4:30 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Academy at Cabrini, 6 p.m.
St. Mary’s Academy at Academy of Our Lady, 4:30 p.m.
Patrick Taylor at West Jefferson, 4 p.m.
Terrebonne at Karr, 4:30 p.m.
Sophie B. Wright at McDonogh 35, 4:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Baton Rouge at Scotlandville, 6 p.m.
Capitol at Holy Spirit Catholic, 5 p.m.
Catholic-PC at Central, 6 p.m.
Dutchtown at Episcopal, 6:30 p.m.
East Iberville at Belaire, 6 p.m.
False River at Dunham, 6 p.m.
McKinley at Plaquemine, 6 p.m.
Mentorship at The Church Academy, 6 p.m.
Northeast at Glen Oaks, 6 p.m.
Port Allen vs. Baker at Baker Middle, 5 p.m.
Riverside at University High, 6 p.m.
Runnels at Madison Prep, 6 p.m.
Ruston at Denham Springs, 6 p.m.
St. Charles Catholic at Walker, 5:30 p.m.
Woodlawn-BR at Parkview Baptist, 6 p.m.

Bayou Area

Abbeville at West St. Mary, 4 p.m.
Destrehan at South Terrebonne, 4 p.m.
Ellender at Berwick, 4 p.m.
Varnado at Covenant Christian, 4 p.m.

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