Volleyball Report: Hannan hands Pope John Paul II rare loss

  • icon
  • icon
  • icon
  • icon

It appears that there will be a new champion in District 4-IV.

Three-time defending state champion Pope John Paul II was knocked from its perch by Archbishop Hannan Wednesday as the Hawks handed the Jaguars their first loss in-state this season, winning 25-21, 23-25, 28-26, 25-19 at Slidell in a “Pink” match for both teams, with proceeds going to fight breast cancer. The win ended a nine-match losing streak at the hands of the Jaguars for Hannan. Pope John Paul II defeated the Hawks in the Division IV state championship match in each of the last two previous years.

Allee Morris was brilliant with 25 kills for Archbishop Hannan while Caroline Standley added 11 kills. Grace Lagalante had 42 assists and 11 digs while Mia Migliore contributed 23 digs for the Hawks. Ansley Tullis led Pope John Paul II with 16 kills while Kendall Battistella had 48 assists and 13 digs. Kylie Milligan added 13 digs for the Jaguars.

The win was the 12th straight for the Hawks (20-7, 6-0). The loss snapped a 10-match win streak for Pope John Paul II (30-4, 5-1). The loss was the first at home for the Jaguars in four years.

Hannan will host Division I power St. Joseph’s Academy Monday at 5:30 p.m. while the Jaguars play at defending Division II state champion St. Thomas More Saturday morning at 11 a.m. before meeting defending Division III state champion Teurlings Catholic as well.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Wednesday, Oct. 18

New Orleans Area

Belle Chasse over Chalmette 25-20, 25-20, 25-19

Dominican over Cabrini 25-23, 25-22, 25-12

Archbishop Hannan over Pope John Paul II 25-21, 23-25, 28-26, 25-19

Baton Rouge Area

Ascension Catholic over White Castle 25-9, 25-8, 25-17

The Church Academy over Southern Lab 25-27, 25-9, 25-13, 25-14

Pearl River over Walker 25-12, 25-20, 25-19

Tara over Plaquemine 25-23, 25-20, 25-10

University over Northeast 25-4, 25-4, 25-5

Bayou Area

South Terrebonne over E.D. White Catholic 25-18, 25-13, 24-26, 25-18

Terrebonne over Ellender 25-17, 25-21, 25-14

Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 19

New Orleans Area

Academy of The Sacred Heart at De La Salle, 5:30 p.m.

Archbishop Chapelle at Mount Carmel, 5:30 p.m.

Bogalusa at St. Thomas Aquinas, 4:30 p.m.

H.L. Bourgeois at East St. John, 4 p.m.

Chalmette at Grace King, 4:30 p.m.

Christ Episcopal at Pearl River, 4:30 p.m.

Helen Cox at Belle Chasse, 5:30 p.m.

Crescent City Christian at Ridgewood, 4 p.m.

John Curtis at Haynes, 5:30 p.m.

Destrehan at Hahnville, 4 p.m.

John Ehret at Higgins, 4 p.m.

First Baptist Christian at McGehee, 4:30 p.m.

Fisher at KIPP Renaissance, 4:30 p.m.

Fontainebleau at Ponchatoula, 5 p.m.

Hammond at Mandeville, 5:15 p.m.

International High at Cohen, 4:30 p.m.

M.L. King Charter at Thomas Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.

Lakeshore at Salmen, 4 p.m.

Landry-Walker at Academy of Our Lady, 4:30 p.m.

McMain at Karr, 4:30 p.m.

Northshore at Newman, 5:30 p.m.

McDonogh 35 at Warren Easton, 4:30 p.m.

Riverside at St. Charles Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

St. Helena at Northlake Christian, 4:30 p.m.

St. James at West St. John, 4:30 p.m.

West Jefferson at Bonnabel, 4 p.m.

Sophie B. Wright at Patrick Taylor, 4:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Ascension Christian at East Iberville, 5 p.m.

Baton Rouge at Zachary, 6 p.m.

Broadmoor at Live Oak, 4 p.m.

Brusly at Port Allen, 5 p.m.

Dutchtown at Denham Springs, 4 p.m.

Lee at Belaire, 6 p.m.

Loranger at False River, 5:30 p.m.

Lutcher at Madison Prep, 6 p.m.

Parkview Baptist at St. Michael, 6 p.m.

Runnels at Family Christian, 6 p.m.

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

Tara at Scotlandville, 5 p.m.

Walker at East Ascension, 4 p.m.

West Feliciana at Livonia, 5 p.m.

Woodlawn (BR) at Plaquemine, 5 p.m.

Bayou Area

Assumption at South Terrebonne, 4 p.m.

Central Lafourche at Thibodaux, 4 p.m.

Franklin at Delcambre, 4 p.m.

West St. John at Covenant Christian, 4 p.m.

E.D. White Catholic at Morgan City, 5 p.m.

  • < PREV Same old Pelicans, at least in opening loss at Grizzlies
  • NEXT > Thursday Night Football: Lakeshore looks to stay unbeaten at Franklinton

Ken Trahan


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football…

Read more >