Volleyball: Pope John Paul II dominant in three-set sweep of Northshore

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SLIDELL – Pope John Paul II relied on a strong attack from several different hitters and solid defense in a straight sets win at home over Northshore (25-11, 25-19, 25-9).

The contest was aired live at Crescent City Sports.

Both sides started out evenly as the Panthers rallied from an early 7-3 deficit with three straight points to make it a one-point set. Pope John Paul II took command of the set from there as Northshore couldn’t break Tyler Sanderson’s serve. 11 points later, the Lady Jaguars were in firm command ahead 18-6. Five Lady Jaguars got into the kill column in the first set, led by Camille Dedeaux (six kills).

“The one thing I think is good for us is we have five kids who can attack the ball,” said Pope John Paul head coach Danny Tullis. “I thought the team did a really good job of serving the ball and we played a little better defense than we played against Cabrini.”

The second set started with three service errors combined in the first seven rallies as neither team could gain early footing. The Lady Jaguars staved off Northshore in a closer second set that finished at 25-19. Pope John Paul relied on a balanced attack throughout the night, which was led by Dedeaux and Ansley Tullis.

Pope John Paul II (16-1) put a demonstrative end to the match in the third set. Dedeaux unleashed two service aces and the Lady Jaguars got out to a large advantage from the start.

Northshore standout Annelise Vollenweider was held in check and only got into the scoresheet in the third set with four kills. However, the Lady Jaguars’ serving and balanced attack won the night demonstratively. Emily Legnon, who checked in late in the third set, ended the match with a kill.

“We’re not tall so the way we win is controlling and passing the ball and serving aggressive. They have to stay focused and tonight they did a great job,” said Tullis when referencing the character and drive in his team that has won three straight championships entering this year.

Dedeaux led the way for the Lady Jaguars in kills with 13. Tullis also finished in double figures with 12 kills. Tyler Sanderson and Rachel Hartmann had seven kills each, while Sydney Neyland registered four. The Lady Jaguars had five aces from four different players.

Northshore (9-3) was led by Carly Merry with six kills. Amanda Giardina added five kills from the setter position. Rachel Rodriguez posted three kills.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Wednesday, Sept. 20

New Orleans Area

Country Day over Archbishop Hannan 25-22, 25-19, 16-25, 23-25, 15-13

Ben Franklin over Thomas Jefferson 25-14, 25-8, 25-14

Kenner Discovery over Ridgewood 20-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-18

McGehee over Archbishop Chapelle 25-12, 25-10, 16-25, 25-15

Pope John Paul II over Northshore 25-11, 25-19, 25-9 (watch replay at CrescentCitySports.com)

St. Katharine Drexel over John Ehret 25-15, 25-11, 25-19

St. Mary’s Academy over Sophie B. Wright 25-15, 25-17, 25-11

Baton Rouge Area

Brusly over Plaquemine 25-13, 25-11 22-25, 25-15

Catholic (PC) over Ascension Catholic 25-22, 27-25, 16-25, 25-20

Dutchtown over Central 25-13, 25-18, 25-17

East Ascension over Assumption 25-15, 20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-13

East St. John over Donaldsonville 25-15, 25-17, 25-15

Mentorship Academy over Glen Oaks 25-10, 15-25, 25-14, 25-21

Pearl River over Denham Springs 13-25, 10-25, 25-16, 25-12, 15-6

St. John over False River 25-9, 25-10, 25-19

Vandebilt Catholic over St. Joseph’s Academy 25-23, 26-24, 25-18

Bayou Area

Academy of Our Lady over Central Lafourche 25-23, 18-25, 25-17, 25-19

Patterson over Abbeville 25-23, 25-5, 25-14

E.D. White Catholic over Terrebonne 25-12, 29-27, 17-25, 25-14

Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21

New Orleans Area

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

Belle Chasse at Cabrini, 5:30 p.m.

Bogalusa at Loranger, 5:30 p.m.

Bonnabel at Riverdale, 4:30 p.m.

Cohen at KIPP Renaissance, 4:30 p.m.

Crescent City Christian at Karr, 4 p.m.

John Curtis Christian at Ben Franklin, 5:30 p.m.

Dominican at De La Salle, 6 p.m.

John Ehret at Bonnabel, 4 p.m.

First Baptist Christian at Salmen, 4 p.m.

Fontainebleau at Covington, 5 p.m.

Franklinton at Varnado, 4 p.m.

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

Haynes at St. Charles Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

Lake Area New Tech at Warren Easton, 5 p.m.

McMain at McDonogh 35, 4:30 p.m.

Mount Carmel at Academy of Our Lady, 5:30 p.m.

Northlake Christian at Pearl River, 4:30 p.m.

Ridgewood at Lutheran, 4:30 p.m.

Sci Academy at Sophie B. Wright, 4 p.m.

Slidell at Mandeville, 5:15 p.m.

Springfield at Ponchatoula, 4 p.m.

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

St. Martin’s Episcopal at Academy of the Sacred Heart (NO), 5:30 p.m.

Patrick Taylor at Ecole Classique, 4:30 p.m.

Terrebonne at Thomas Jefferson, 4 p.m.

West Jefferson at Grace King, 4:30 p.m.

Northshore at Hammond, 5:30 p.m.

Terrebonne at Thomas Jefferson, 4 p.m.

Ursuline at St. Scholastica, 5:30 p.m.

West St. John at East Jefferson, 4 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Broadmoor at Lee, 6 p.m.

The Church Academy at St. John, 5 p.m.

Dunham at Parkview Baptist, 6 p.m.

East Ascension at St. Amant, 5:30 p.m.

False River at Brusly, 5 p.m.

Lakeshore at St. Michael, 6 p.m.

Livonia at East Iberville, 4:30 p.m.

Lutcher at Ascension Catholic, 6 p.m.

McKinley at Central, 4 p.m.

Northeast at Family Christian, 6 p.m.

Port Allen at Zachary, 5 p.m.

Runnels at Episcopal, 6 p.m.

Scotlandville at Belaire, 5 p.m.

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

Walker at Dutchtown, 4 p.m.

Woodlawn (BR) at Live Oak, 5 p.m.

Bayou Area

Assumption at Morgan City, 5 p.m.

Central Catholic at South Lafourche, 4:30 p.m.

Destrehan at Thibodaux, 4 p.m.

Ellender at Covenant Christian, 4 p.m.

South Plaquemines at Houma Christian, 4 p.m.

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