Volleyball Report: Chapelle rebounds with win over Dominican, PJP set for rematch with Hannan

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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

Bayou Area

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.

Bayou Area

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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