Volleyball Report: Pope John Paul, Mt. Carmel set up Tuesday showdown with wins

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Based on results and performance over the past three years, Mount Carmel Academy and Pope John Paul II have been the two best volleyball programs in Louisiana. Both teams have won three consecutive state championships in their respective classes, with the Cubs doing so in Division I while the Jaguars have dominated Division IV.

The two powers collide this afternoon in Slidell at 5:30 p.m. with both sides coming off of victories Monday.

Mount Carmel dismissed Northshore 25-17, 25-12, 25-20 in Lakeview as junior hitter Ellie Holzman put away 24 kills. Tori Frught had 41 assists for the Cubs (21-3). Carly Merry had 13 kills for Northshore (10-4).

Pope John Paul II has won 16 straight matches after handling Parkview Baptist 25-14, 25-14, 25-19 Monday. Just last week, the Jaguars (17-1) handled Northshore 25-11, 25-19, 25-9.

Over the last three years of their trio of state titles each, Mount Carmel and Pope John Paul II have played on even terms, splitting six matches.

Last year, the Cubs and Jaguars met three times with Pope John Paul II emerging victorious twice. The two schools split a pair of matches in 2015. Mount Carmel won the only meeting between the two schools in 2014.

Prep Volleyball Results from Monday, Sept. 25

New Orleans Area

Ben Franklin over Belle Chasse 25-21, 27-25, 25-22

KIPP Renaissance over Sophie B. Wright 25-11, 27-25, 25-9

Loranger over East St. John 25-19, 25-17, 25-9

Mount Carmel over Northshore 25-17, 25-12, 25-20

Pope John Paul II over Parkview Baptist 25-14, 25-14, 15-19

Salmen over Pine 25-23, 25-14, 25-19

St. Mary’s over West Jefferson 22-25, 29-27, 21-25, 25-18, 18-16

St. Thomas Aquinas over Covington 25-10, 25-20, 25-20

Baton Rouge Area

Brusly over Walker 25-11, 25-13, 25-12

Catholic (PC) over False River 20-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21, 15-9

Dutchtown over Live Oak 25-12, 25-20, 25-21

University over Ascension Catholic 25-13, 25-18, 25-21

Bayou Area

Central Catholic over Terrebonne 25-19, 15-25, 25-13, 23-25, 15-11

Ellender over Patterson 25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22

Prep Volleyball Schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 26

New Orleans Area

Academy of Sacred Heart (NO) at Dominican, 5:30 p.m.

Belle Chasse at Karr, 5:30 p.m.

Bonnabel at Higgins, 4 p.m.

Central Lafourche at Hahnville, 4 p.m.

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

Country Day at Lakeshore, 5:30 p.m.

Covington at Northshore, 5:30 p.m.

Helen Cox at Academy of Our Lady, 4 p.m.

Destrehan at East St. John, 4 p.m.

John Ehret at Grace King, 4:30 p.m.

Fisher at East Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.

Haynes at Ben Franklin, 5:15 p.m.

International at Ridgewood, 4:30 p.m.

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

Landry-Walker at Warren Easton, 4:30 p.m.

Loranger at Franklinton, 4 p.m.

Lusher at Archbishop Chapelle, 5:30 p.m.

Lutheran at Christ Episcopal, 4:30 p.m.

Mandeville at Hammond, 5:30 p.m.

McDonogh 35 at McMain, 4:30 p.m.

McGehee at De La Salle, 5:30 p.m.

Mount Carmel at Pope John Paul II, 5:30 p.m.

Pearl River at Sci Academy, 4:30 p.m.

Pine at Bogalusa, 4 p.m.

Ponchatoula at Fontainebleau, 5:30 p.m.

Riverside at John Curtis Christian, 5:30 p.m.

St. James at St. Charles Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

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

St. Katharine Drexel at Ursuline, 5:30 p.m.

Patrick Taylor at Thomas Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.

Vandebilt Catholic at Newman, 5:30 p.m.

Varnado at First Baptist Christian, 4 p.m.

West Jefferson at Chalmette, 4 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Baton Rouge at West Feliciana, 4 p.m.

Belaire at Lee, 6 p.m.

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

The Church Academy at Northeast, 5 p.m.

Denham Springs at East Ascension, 4 p.m.

Glen Oaks at Parkview Baptist, 6 p.m.

Live Oak at Broadmoor, 4 p.m.

Livonia at Brusly, 5 p.m.

Mentorship Academy at Baker, 5 p.m.

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

Scotlandville at Tara, 5 p.m.

St. Amant at Walker, 6 p.m.

St. John at White Castle, 5 p.m.

Zachary at McKinley, 4 p.m.

Bayou Area

Ellender at Assumption, 4 p.m.

Episcopal at E.D. White Catholic, 6 p.m.

Houma Christian at Berwick, 5 p.m.

Patterson at Morgan City, 5 p.m.

South Terrebonne at South Lafourche, 4 p.m.

Thibodaux at H.L. Bourgeois, 4 p.m.

West St. Mary at Abbeville, 5 p.m.

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