Volleyball Report: Country Day outlasts Archbishop Hannan in thriller

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After having its seven-match win streak snapped in a loss to Academy of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday, defending Division V state champion Country Day looked to get back on track Wednesday but it was a tough task as the Cajuns traveled to always tough Archbishop Hannan.

In a great match, the Cajuns returned to their winning ways, outlasting the Hawks 25-22, 25-19, 16-25, 23-25, 15-13 in one of the best matches of the season. Country Day is third in the most recent Division V power ratings while Archbishop Hannan is second in the Division IV ratings.

Junior Alex Smith put away 14 kills and served 10 aces to lead the Cajuns (8-2). Mary Tebbe dished up 41 assists and sophomore Kelsey Dinvaut had 10 kills. Junior Allee Morris led the Hawks (8-6) with 27 kills and 10 blocks. The loss was the third straight for Hannan.

Country Day returns to action next Tuesday at home against Lakeshore at 5:30 p.m. while Archbishop Hannan is back in action next Wednesday at Cabrini at 5:30 p.m.

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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