Volleyball Report: Chapelle rebounds with win over Dominican, PJP set for rematch with Hannan
After losing three of four games in the prestigious Vandebilt Catholic Tournament at the Pontchartrain Center over the weekend, Archbishop Chapelle was reeling a bit heading into Tuesday’s District 8-1 contest in Metairie, having lost four of its last five games overall.
The Chipmunks rebounded in fine fashion, downing Dominican 25-23, 18-25, 25-15, 25-21. The victory avenged an earlier district loss at Dominican in five sets on Oct. 12.
This time around, Chapelle had the upper hand. Hailey Melerine was a force with 10 kills, Rebecca LaCour had 22 assists and Meagan Scuderi had 33 digs for the Chipmunks (20-15, 1-1). Hannah McGowan and Sarah Wild each had nine kills while Olivia Peyton had six blocks for Dominican (23-13, 1-2).
Chapelle came in 14th in the latest LHSAA power ratings and helped their case for a home match in the opening round of the upcoming Division I playoffs by beating Dominican, which was sixth in the power ratings.
The Chipmunks will step up to an even bigger stage to play at three-time defending Division I state champion and district favorite Mount Carmel Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the first of two meetings in seven days for the district rivals. Dominican is back in action today at 4:30 p.m. at home against a tough Division II opponent in Cabrini. The Crescents downed Dominican in straight sets back on Sept. 11 at Cabrini.
Three-time defending Division IV state champion Pope John Paul II remained unbeaten in state, rolling over St. Thomas Aquinas 25-10, 25-9, 25-15.
The Jaguars (30-3) face a showdown at home today against District 4-IV rival Archbishop Hannan at 5:30 p.m. in a rematch of the last two state championship matches, both won by the Jaguars.
Area Prep Volleyball Results from Tuesday, Oct. 17
New Orleans Area
Archbishop Chapelle over Dominican 25-23, 18-25, 25-15, 25-21
Belle Chasse over Landry-Walker 25-12, 25-9, 25-4
Warren Easton over East Jefferson 25-15, 25-18, 25-7
KIPP Renaissance over Sci Academy 31-29, 25-27, 24-26, 25-19, 15-11
Mandeville over Slidell 25-22, 25-21, 25-14
Northshore over Hammond 25-8, 25-7, 25-11
Pope John Paul II over St. Thomas Aquinas 25-10, 25-9, 25-15
Riverdale over McDonogh 35 25-20, 25-14, 25-22
Baton Rouge Area
Brusly over McKinley 12-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-16, 15-6
Lee over Broadmoor 25-7, 25-7, 25-7
Parkview Baptist over Madison Prep 25-5, 25-16, 25-15
St. Amant over Dutchtown 25-15, 25-20, 25-19
University over East Ascension 25-13, 25-20, 25-22
Woodlawn (BR) over Live Oak 25-20, 10-25, 25-23, 25-19
Assumption over Terrebonne 25-15, 25-18, 25-13
H.L. Bourgeois over Hahnville 25-17, 15-25, 20-25, 26-24, 15-7
Destrehan over Central Lafourche 27-29, 25-17, 26-24, 25-19
East St. John over Thibodaux 21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 17-25, 15-13
Patterson over Franklin 25-16, 25-15, 25-9
Vandebilt Catholic over Morgan City 25-17, 25-5, 20-25, 25-13
Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 18
New Orleans Area
Archbishop Hannan at Pope John Paul II, 5:30 p.m.
Belle Chasse at Chalmette, 5:30 p.m.
Cabrini at Dominican, 4:30 p.m.
Carver at Sci Academy, 4:30 p.m.
De La Salle at Lake Area New Tech, 5 p.m.
Destrehan at Country Day, 5:30 p.m.
Karr at John Ehret, 4:30 p.m.
Ben Franklin at Lusher Charter, 5:30 p.m.
Kenner Discovery at Fisher, 4 p.m.
Grace King at East Jefferson, 4 p.m.
Mount Carmel at Fontainebleau, 5:30 p.m.
Northshore at Covington, 5:30 p.m.
Ponchatoula at St. Thomas Aquinas, 4 p.m.
Riverdale at KIPP-B.T. Washington, 4:30 p.m.
St. Katharine Drexel at St. Mary’s Academy, 5:30 p.m.
Ursuline at McMain, 5:30 p.m.
Baton Rouge Area
Capitol at Donaldsonville, 5 p.m.
The Church Academy at Southern Lab, 5 p.m.
Dunham at Ascension Christian, 5 p.m.
Episcopal at Port Allen, 5 p.m.
Glen Oaks at Mentorship Academy, 6 p.m.
Lutheran at LA School for Deaf, 5 p.m.
Pearl River at Walker, 4 p.m.
Plaquemine at Tara, 5 p.m.
St. John at Catholic (PC), 5 p.m.
University at Northeast, 5 p.m.
White Castle at Ascension Catholic, 6 p.m.
Berwick at Vandebilt Catholic, 5:30 p.m.
Central Catholic at Houma Christian, 4 p.m.
Ellender at Terrebonne, 4 p.m.
South Terrebonne at E.D. White Catholic, 4 p.m.
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