Volleyball Report: St. Joseph’s Academy withstands tough Cabrini; Patrick Taylor wins at West Jeff

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Everyone knows St. Joseph’s Academy is a traditional power in volleyball. Cabrini has been a good program for a long while and the Crescents will be a force to reckon with in Division II in 2017.

The Redstickers came to New Orleans and took a hard fought 25-23, 27-25, 24-26, 25-20 win over Cabrini Thursday evening.

St. Joseph’s (2-0) was led by sophomore Amber Haynes, who drilled 15 kills, had 13 digs and added two blocks. Senior Abigail Haynes, who had seven kills, 19 digs, one ace and one block whil senior Tess Hiller had two aces, two assists and 25 digs. Junior Caroline Starns had 11 kills, three digs and one block and Fran Okpalobi added 10 kills and two blocks.

Cabrini (0-1) was led by sophomore Kai Williams with 16 kills and six blocks, senior Endia Buck had 31 digs, sophomore Jennifer Brue had 30 assists and senior Atira Jells finisheds with five kills and a block.

St. Joseph’s will host University High next Tuesday at 4 p.m. while Cabrini jumps out of the fire and into the frying pan at three-time defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

At Harvey, Patrick Taylor defeated West Jefferson 25-12, 18-25, 25-22, 25-19.

Erin Wallace & Alyssa Barrios led with 5 kills each. Ayree Johnson & Erin Wallace had 3 solo blocks each. Senior, Grace Babin added 8 aces.

The Tigers improve to 2-0 and West Jeff is now 0-1. Patrick Taylor returns to action next Tuesday at home against Ecole Classique at 4:30 p.m. while West Jefferson (0-1) also plays next Tuesday, on the road at Warren Easton at 5 p.m.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Thurs., Aug. 31

New Orleans Area

Academy of Our Lady over St. Mary’s Academy 25-12, 25-7, 25-17

Country Day over Belle Chasse 25-7, 24-26, 25-17, 25-16

John Curtis over Thomas Jefferson 25-14, 25-11, 25-10

Warren Easton over Sci Academy-Abramson 25-9, 25-11, 25-9

Hammond over Pearl River 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 25-9, 15-12

KIPP Renaissance over International High 25-6, 25-15, 25-10

McDonogh 35 over Sophie B. Wright 25-18, 25-11, 25-18

Northshore over Dominican 25-21, 25-19, 25-18

Pope John Paul II over Mandeville 25-23, 25-15, 25-13

Riverdale over Carver 25-11, 25-11, 25-5

Riverside over University 26-24, 25-11, 25-11

St. Joseph’s Academy over Cabrini 25-23, 27-25, 24-26, 25-20

Patrick Taylor over West Jefferson 25-12, 18-25, 25-22, 25-19

Terrebonne over Karr 25-15, 25-9, 25-18

Ursuline over Fontainebleau 25-15, 25-14, 25-23

Baton Rouge Area

Belaire over East Iberville 26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 12-25, 15-12

Catholic (PC) over Central 25-21, 25-20, 25-21

The Church Academy over Mentorship Academy 25-13, 25-20, 25-12

Denham Springs over Live Oak 25-18, 25-22, 25-21

Dunham over False River 25-23, 25-15, 25-21

Dutchtown over Episcopal 25-12, 25-22, 25-18

Parkview Baptist over Woodlawn (BR) 25-9, 25-15, 25-13

St. Charles Catholic over Walker 25-12, 25-13, 25-13

Bayou Area

Assumption over H.L. Bourgeois 25-19, 25-23, 17-15

Assumption over St. Amant 25-16, 25-19

Berwick over Ellender 25-21, 25-16, 25-13

H.L. Bourgeois over Newman 25-19, 25-15

East Ascension over Central Catholic 27-25, 25-16

Glen Oaks over Northeast 20-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22

Lutcher over Central Lafourche 25-17, 25-13

Notre Dame over Central Catholic 25-13, 25-20

South Lafourche over Lutcher 19-25, 25-22, 16-14

South Lafourche over Thibodaux 26-24, 18-25, 15-8

Vandebilt Catholic over East Ascension 25-23, 25-18

E.D. White Catholic over Newman 25-21, 26-24

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