Volleyball Report: Cabrini and SSA go the distance to edge Belle Chasse and Ursuline

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A couple of five set thrillers highlighted the prep volleyball slate Thursday.

At Cabrini, the host Crescents rallied from a set down to overcome Belle Chasse 25-13, 21-25, 17-25, 25-9, 15-5.

Atira Jells led the way with 21 kills while Kai Williams added 19 kills for the Crescents (7-5). Jen Brue dished up 57 assists, Hope Lalla had 17 digs and Endia Buck had 12 digs. Cabrini head coach Kelsey Laird was pleased with her team’s fortitude.

“We fought back, Laird said. “We are looking forward to coming off of a big home win and traveling to Baton Rouge for The Sticker Classic. We need to continue to improve our consistency and being able to finish games.”

Cabrini will play in the St. Joseph’s Redsticker Tournament this today and tomorrow before hosting Archbishop Hannan Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.while Belle Chasse (6-9) will play at Karr Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

At Ursuline, visiting St. Scholastica outlasted the Lions 25-12, 19-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13 as a pair of old friends renewed acquaintances.

St. Scholastica head coach Peter Bertucci and Ursuline head coach Jay Jay Juan worked together at Mount Carmel prior to Hurricane Katrina.

Kellie Garraway led the way with 13 kills, eight digs and one block, Aixa Crespo had 11 kills and three blocks, Alessia Reeves had eight kills and four blocks for the Doves (14-3). Jessica Addvenseky had 22 kills, Nadia Fairley had 11 kills and Olivia Weinstein dished out 40 assists for Ursuline (11-3).

St. Scholastica will next travel to defending Division V state champion Country Day next Wednesday while the Lions return to action at the Northeast Slamming and Jamming event in Baton Rouge Saturday.

On the Lakefront, Ben Franklin handled John Curtis Christian 25-14, 25-8 25-14.

Xian Porter put away seven kills while Darian Duroncolet had 10 blocks for the Falcons. Grace Allen and Isabelle Grisoldi each added 17 digs. Rylee Fabacher led John Curtis with 18 digs while Rachel Drake finished with four kills.

The Falcons (8-4) will host Dominican Saturday at 11 a.m. while the Patriots (7-8) will host Riverside Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Thursday, Sept. 21

New Orleans Area

Academy of The Sacred Heart over St. Martin’s Episcopal 25-16, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18

Cabrini over Belle Chasse 25-13, 21-25, 17-25, 25-9, 15-5

Dominican over De La Salle 21-25, 27-25, 25-21, 26-24

East Jefferson over West St. John 25-27, 25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 15-12

Warren Easton over Lake Area New Tech 25-11, 25-17, 25-16

First Baptist Christian over Salmen 25-20, 25-19, 25-8

Ben Franklin over John Curtis Christian 25-20, 28-26, 25-16

Franklinton over Varnado 25-11, 25-20, 25-5

Hahnville over East St. John 25-17, 25-22, 25-13

Lakeshore over St. Michael 25-20, 25-22, 25-17

Mandeville over Slidell in four sets

Mount Carmel over Academy of Our Lady 25-11, 25-7, 25-14

Northlake Christian over Pearl River 25-8, 25-22, 25-14

Riverside over St. James 25-8, 25-6, 25-14

Terrebonne over Thomas Jefferson 25-11, 25-13, 25-10

Baton Rouge Area

Central over McKinley 28-30, 25-14, 25-18, 25-15

East Ascension over St. Amant 25-20, 23-25, 21-25, 25-7, 19-17

Episcopal over Runnels 25-6, 25-8, 25-7

Lee over Broadmoor 25-6, 25-8, 25-9

Lutcher over Ascension Catholic 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 23-25, 16-14

Parkview Baptist over Dunham 25-9, 25-16, 24-26, 29-27

Scotlandville over Belaire 25-24, 25-22, 25-20

St. John over The Church Academy 25-11, 25-14, 25-10

St. Michael over Lakeshore 25-20, 25-22, 25-17

Zachary over Port Allen 25-20, 25-27, 25-19, 27-25

Bayou Area

Assumption over Morgan City 25-14, 25-13, 20-25, 25-23

Destrehan over Thibodaux 25-18, 25-16, 25-12

Ellender over Covenant Christian 25-21, 25-11, 24-26, 25-19

South Lafourche over Central Catholic 25-12, 18-25, 25-16, 25-22

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