Volleyball Report: Jay Jay Juan earns 600th career win in five-set thriller over Sacred Heart

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Jay Jay Juan, Ursuline Academy
Ursuline Academy volleyball coach Jay Jay Juan captured milestone win number 600 of his career Wedensday night (Photo: Gregory Juan).

Area Prep Volleyball Report for Thursday, Sept. 7

It has already been a brilliant career for Ursuline head coach Jay Jay Juan.

At Dunham,  he was part of a state championship as an assistant coach in 2005. At Mount Carmel, he built the Cubs into a powerhouse, winning a state title in 2006.

At Ursuline, Juan has won three state titles (2009, 2011 2012) and has his Lions set to make a run at another title in 2017.

Ursuline remained unbeaten with a thrilling 25-21, 24-26, 25-15, 22-25, 20-18 victory over Academy of the Sacred Heart Wednesday at Ursuline.

The win was a milestone for Juan, the 600th win in his illustrious career. He accumulated over 300 wins at Mount Carmel and is poised to reach 300 at Ursuline in the near future. The only coach in Louisiana volleyball history to win 300 games at two or more schools is Brenda LeBlanc, who did to at Episcopal School of Acadiana and St. Joseph’s Academy.

Macie Grubbs had 28 kills and 26 digs in a brilliant performance, Jessica Addvensky had 19 kills and three aces and Olivia Weinstein dished up 56 assists for the Lions.

Ursuline (5-0) returns to action next Tuesday at home against Ben Franklin at 5:30 p.m. while the Cardinals also return to action next Tuesday, on the road at De La Salle at 5:30 p.m.

South Lafourche remains unbeaten with win over Destrehan

Division II teams better keep an eye on South Lafourche in 2017.

The Tarpons remained unbeaten with a 25-12, 25-23, 18-25, 25-20 victory over Destrehan Wednesday at Galliano.

Taylor Toups led South Lafource (7-0) with 13 kills, 10 digs and five aces. Claire Chaisson produced six kills, 19 digs, two aces and one block while Jacey Gauthreaux added eight kills, 10 digs and four aces. Sierra Lerille racked up 30 assists and eight digs.

The Wildcats fell to 0-2 with the loss.

Slidell outlasts SSA

After opening the season 2-2 in its own tournament, traditional power Assumption fought off Hahnville in four sets, winning 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18 at Napoleonville.

Elise Smith and Ra’von Robertson were a dynamic duo for the Mustants. Smith drilled 19 kills, served seven aces and produced 12 digs while Robertson had 16 kills, 15 digs, four blocks and three assists. Raegan Alleman had 38 assists, six digs and four aces.

Assumption (3-2) will return to action Monday, hosting St. Amant at 5 p.m. It was the third straight loss for Hahnville (3-4). The Tigers will next travel to Dutchtown next Tuesday at 4 p.m.

In Covington, Slidell handed St. Scholastica its first loss, outlasting the Doves 25-20, 26-28, 27-25, 19-25, 15-11.

With the win, the Tigers moved to 7-2 on the season. They return to action at home next Tuesday at 5:30 against Hammond. SSA (7-1) is back in action this afternoon at home against Mandeville at 5:45 p.m.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Wednesday, Sept. 6

New Orleans Area

Belle Chasse over Thomas Jefferson 25-8, 25-19, 25-16

Chalmette over Ecole Classique 25-16, 25-13, 27-25

Country Day over Riverside 25-16, 20-25, 25-17, 25-23

Dominican over Warren Easton 25-17, 25-21, 25-17

Fisher over Patrick Taylor 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 25-17

Haynes over Bonnabel 25-8, 25-19, 25-14

Pearl River over Riverdale 25-8, 25-9, 25-20

Salmen over Carver 25-17. 25-19, 25-14

Slidell over St. Scholastica 25-20, 26-28, 27-25, 19-25, 15-11

Ursuline over Academy of the Sacred Heart 25-21, 24-26, 25-15, 22-25, 20-18

West St. John over St. James 25-8, 25-20, 25-11

Baton Rouge Area

Brusly over Thibodaux 18-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-19, 21-19

Central over Dunham 25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 25-19, 15-12

Glen Oaks over Baker 25-23, 25-21, 25-21

Ponchatoula over Walker 25-14, 25-10, 25-14

Bayou Area

Central Catholic over Central Lafourche 25-23, 25-14, 25-11

Assumption over Hahnville 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18

Berwick over Franklin 25-6, 25-4, 25-8

Ellender over Landry-Walker 25-17, 25-9, 25-8

South Lafourche over Destrehan 25-12, 25-23, 18-25, 25-20

Terrebonne over Morgan City 25-22, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18

Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Thursday, Sept. 7

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan at McGehee, 5 p.m.

Cabrini at Archbishop Chapelle, 4 p.m.

Clark at M.L. King Charter, 4 p.m.

Country Day at Northlake Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Crescent City Christian at Lutheran, 4:30 p.m.

Dominican at Lake Area New Tech, 4:30 p.m.

East St. John at Hammond, 5:30 p.m.

Warren Easton at Lake Area New Tech, 4:30 p.m.

Family Christian at First Baptist Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Franklinton at Loranger, 5:30 p.m.

KIPP-B.T. Washington at St. Mary’s Academy, 4 p.m.

Lusher at Dominican, 5:30 p.m.

Mandeville at St. Scholastica, 5:45 p.m.

Newman at Ben Franklin, 6 p.m.

Pearl River at Salmen, 4 p.m.

Pine at Varnado, 4 p.m.

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

Sci Academy-Abramson at McDonogh 35, 4:30 p.m.

St. James at Cohen, 4:30 p.m.

St. Katharine Drexel at Karr, 4:30 p.m.

St. Martin’s Episcopal at Chalmette, 5:30 p.m.

Patrick Taylor at KIPP Renaissance, 5:30 p.m.

Terrebonne at St. Charles Catholic, 4 p.m.

University at John Curtis Christian, 4 p.m.

Sophie B. Wright at McMain, 4 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Denham Springs at St. Michael, 4:30 p.m.

East Iberville at Baker, 6 p.m.

False River at Zachary, 6 p.m.

Glen Oaks at Tara, 5 p.m.

Lakeshore at St. Michael, 6:30 p.m.

Lee at Port Allen, 6 p.m.

McKinley at St. Helena, 5 p.m.

Mount Carmel at St. Joseph’s Academy, 6 p.m.

Northeast at The Church Academy, 6 p.m.

McKinley at St. Helena, 5 p.m.

McKinley at Broadmoor, 6 p.m.

Plaquemine at White Castle, 6 p.m.

Southern Lab at Mentorship Academy, 6 p.m.

St. John at Brusly, 6 p.m.

Walker at Scotlandville, 6 p.m.

West Feliciana at Catholic-PC, 6 p.m.

Bayou Area

Central Catholic at Vandebilt Catholic, 4 p.m.

Franklin at Patterson, 4 p.m.

Landry-Walker at Covenant Christian, 4 p.m.

Springfield at Houma Christian, 4 p.m.

St. Martinville at Morgan City, 5:30 p.m.

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