Volleyball Report: Cabrini, Pope John Paul II, McGehee win Tuesday on the bayou

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It was a good day for New Orleans area teams traveling to Bayou country Tuesday.

Cabrini made it two straight wins with a thrilling 25-12, 25-19, 14-25, 25-23, 15-8 victory at always tough E.D. White Catholic.

The Crescents and Cardinals each showed great resolve. Cabrini jumped ahead by winning the first two sets while E.D. White Catholic rebounded to win the next two sets. In the deciding set, Cabrini took control early and won 15-8 to take a hard earned victory.

Atira Jells and Rachel Sensebe each had 11 kills and seven blocks to pace Cabrini (2-3), Jen Brue dished out 42 assists, Endia Buck had 32 digs and Emma Petta had eight kills and four digs for the Crescents.

“Tonight was a big win for us,” Cabrini head coach Kasey Laird said. “E.D. White is always a tough team with tons of defense. We are starting to come together as a team and play as a unit which is vital to our success. We are excited about the win and look forward to continuing to grow as a team.”

The win was the second straight for Cabrini after an 0-3 start against very tough opponents.

“Winning two straight is big for us,” Laird said. “We are starting to play more confidently and making better decisions. We are hoping to continue the winning streak this weekend.”

Cabrini returns to action at The Catholic School Challenge, hosted by Ursuline, this Friday. The Crescents will face De La Salle at 5 p.m. and Teurlings Catholic at 7 p.m. E.D. White Catholic returns to action today at Assumption at 5 p.m.

Defending Division IV state champion Pope John Paul II rolled on, whipping Vandebilt Catholic 25-17, 25-14, 25-21 at The Kolb Center in Houma, handing the Terriers their first loss of the season.

Camille Dedeaux led the Jaguars (8-1) with 17 kills while Emily Gauthreaux had 15 kills for the Terriers (9-1). The only loss for Pope John Paul was out-of-state to McGill-Toolen of Alabama.

The Jaguars return to action in the Catholic League Tournament this Friday against Ascension Catholic at 5 p.m. and against Notre Dame at 7 p.m.

McGehee went to Napoleonville and downed Assumption 25-20, 25-22, 25-15 to remain unbeaten. The Hawks (11-0) next travel to Riverside Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Tuesday, Sept. 12

New Orleans Area

Academy of Our Lady over Grace King 25-15, 25-13, 25-8

Academy of the Sacred Heart over De La Salle 25-27, 15-25, 25-16, 25-22, 16-14

Archbishop Hannan over Northshore 17-25, 25-14, 15-25, 25-23, 15-12

Belle Chasse over Destrehan 25-22, 21-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-11

Dominican over John Curtis Christian 25-15, 25-17, 27-25

First Baptist Christian over Pearl River 25-11, 25-17, 25-21

Franklinton over Independence 25-4, 25-17, 25-10

Thomas Jefferson over Fisher 25-22, 25-16, 25-17

KIPP Renaissance over International 25-9, 25-12, 25-22

Mandeville over Fontainebleau 27-25, 255-16, 25-21

St. Katharine Drexel over Sci Academy 25-3, 25-11, 25-17

St. Mary’s Academy over Sophie B. Wright 25-14, 25-20, 25-18

Ursuline over Ben Franklin 25-20, 25-19, 25-19

Baton Rouge Area

Denham Springs over West Feliciana 25-18, 25-19, 25-23

East Iberville over Glen Oaks 25-11, 25-15, 23-25, 21-25, 10-15

Hahnville over Dutchtown 25-18, 26-24, 25-18

Newman over St. Martin’s Episcopal in five sets

Parkview Baptist over St. Thomas More 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-9

Port Allen over Walker 25-14, 26-24, 25-17

Riverside over St. John 25-16, 25-16, 25-18

Scotlandville over Franklinton 25-18, 14-25, 25-15, 25-7

St. Michael over Central 25-14, 25-15, 25-11

Woodlawn (BR) over Lee 25-17, 25-19, 25-23

Bayou Area

H.L. Bourgeois over Berwick 25-10, 25-17, 25-8

Cabrini over E.D. White Catholic 25-12, 25-19, 14-25, 25-23, 15-8

Ellender over Patterson 25-12, 24-26, 25-19, 26-24

Highland Baptist over Franklin 25-11, 25-17, 25-13

McGehee over Assumption 25-20, 25-22, 25-15

Pope John Paul II over Vandebilt Catholic 25-17, 25-14, 25-21

South Terrebonne over Houma Christian 25-8, 25-16, 25-15

Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 13

New Orleans Area

Carver at Higgins, 4 p.m.

Chalmette at Ben Franklin, 5 p.m.

Christ Episcopal at Northlake Christian, 4:30 p.m.

East Ascension at Hahnville, 4 p.m.

East St. John at West Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.

John Ehret at Karr, 4:30 p.m.

Hammond at St. Thomas Aquinas, 5:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson at Lusher, 5:30 p.m.

M.L. King Charter at Lake Area New Tech, 4:30 p.m.

KIPP-B.T. Washington at Sophie B. Wright, 4 p.m.

Landry-Walker at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5:30 p.m.

McDonogh 35 at West St. John, 4:30 p.m.

Pope John Paul II over Pearl River, 5 p.m.

Sci Academy at Helen Cox, 4:30 p.m.

Slidell at Archbishop Chapelle, 4 p.m.

St. Mary’s Academy at St. Katherine Drexel, 5:30 p.m.

St. Scholastica at Archbishop Hannan, 5 p.m.

Patrick Taylor at Crescent City Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Ursuline at Destrehan, 4:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

False River at Brighton, 5 p.m.

Glen Oaks at Zachary, 6 p.m.

LA School for the Deaf at Dunham, 5 p.m.

McKinley at Lee, 6 p.m.

Plaquemine at Walker, 5 p.m.

Port Allen at Southern Lab, 5 p.m.

Runnels at Baker, 5 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Academy at St. Amant, 6 p.m.

University at Catholic-P.C., 4:30 p.m.

Bayou Area

Ascension Catholic at Terrebonne, 4 p.m.

Central Catholic at Ascension Episcopal, 4 p.m.

Ecole Classique at Central Lafourche, 4:30 p.m.

E.D. White Catholic at Assumption, 5 p.m.

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