Volleyball: SSA, Helen Cox, Lutcher, Newman, Country Day advance Thursday in state playoffs

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Prep Volleyball Playoff Report for Friday, Nov. 5

Six area teams were victorious in the LHSAA state volleyball playoffs Thursday with three advancing to the quarterfinals.

In Division I, defending state champion and top seed Dominican dismissed No. 32 Benton 25-9, 25-11, 25-7 in the Bi-District playoffs.

Cam Chatellier led the Dominican attack with eight kills and four aces, Zoe Smith and O’Neil Haddad each had seven kills and Haddad had three blocks. Anne Hardouin finished with six kills and seven digs. Kate Baker dished up 30 assists, served three aces and had two blocks.. Brooke Couret finished with nine digs and Gracie Ely had eight digs. Gabby Marcello had three aces.

Dominican (42-2) advances to host No. 16 Northshore Saturday at 11 a.m. in the regional round.

In the Division II Bi-District round, No. 8 St. Scholastica whipped No. 25 South Lafourche 25-12, 25-10, 25-11.

The Doves (18-15) advance to the regional round to host No. 9 Madison Prep Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the regional round.

Also in Division II, No. 12 Helen Cox fought off No. 21 Haughton 25-22, 25-7, 20-25, 28-26.

The Cougars (18-5) advance to face a familiar foe in No. 5 Belle Chasse at Belle Chasse in the regional round Saturday at 1 p.m.

In the Division III regional round, No. 3 Lutcher dismissed No. 19 Vinton 25-6, 25-11, 25-10. The Bulldogs (23-7) advance to the quarterfinals to face the winner of No. 5 Haynes Academy and No. 6 Rayne, who square off Friday at 4 p.m..

In the Division IV regional round, No. 4 Newman (25-5) handled No. 13 Patrick Taylor 25-15, 25-10, 25-6 to advance to the quarterfinals to take on No. 5 Lafayette Christian.

Zaria Nelson paced the Newman attack with 12 kills and 23 digs while Charlotte Wirth had eight kills. Makayla Powell finished with seven kills for the Greenies. Erica Ingraham had six digs and a pair of aces and Mackenzie DeFatta finished with two aces and two kills to lead the Tigers.

In the Division V regional round, defending state champion and top seed Country Day downed No. 15 Crescent City Christian 25-8, 25-10, 25-19.

Nia Washington had six kills for the Cajuns while Emma Launey and Maggie Schneider each had 18 assists. Julia Henry had six digs, Olivia Prout produced four aces and Ellie Schneider had three blocks.

The Cajuns (28-7) will meet No. 8 Highland Baptist in the quarterfinals.

Prep Volleyball Playoff Results from Thursday, Nov. 4

Division I
Bi-District
#12 Central over #21 Destrehan 26-24, 25-22, 25-17
#22 Baton Rouge over #11 Acadiana 25-12, 15-25, 16-25, 25-17 15-13
Regional
#2 St. Joseph’s Academy over #15 Lafayette 25-12, 25-15, 25-12

Division II
Bi-District
#1 St. Thomas More over #32 McKinley 25-7, 25-7, 25-5
#17 Cecilia over #16 Carver 18-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18
#8 St. Scholastica over #25 South Lafourche 25-12, 25-10, 25-11
#12 Helen Cox over #21 Haughton 25-22, 25-7, 20-25, 28-26
#13 Vandebilt Catholic over #20 Warren Easton 25-13, 25-9, 25-10
#4 Assumption over #29 East Jefferson 25-1, 25-3, 25-1
#2 Teurlings Catholic over #31 Karr 25-12, 25-5, 25-10

Division III
Regional
#3 Lutcher over #19 Vinton 25-6, 25-11, 25-10
#2 E.D. White Catholic over #18 Pearl River 25-10, 25-9, 25-17

Division IV
Regional
#5 Lafayette Christian over #12 John Curtis Christian 25-8, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19
#4 Newman over #13 Patrick Taylor 25-15, 25-10, 25-6
#14 Many over #3 Dunham 25-10, 25-7, 25-15
#7 Episcopal over #10 University High 25-23, 25-12, 25-13
#2 Notre Dame over #15 Loyola Prep 25-7, 25-7, 25-10

Division V
Regional
#1 Country Day over #15 Crescent City Christian 25-8, 25-10, 25-19
#8 Highland Baptist over #9 Ascension Catholic 25-22, 22-25, 26-24, 27-25
#2 Westminster Christian over #15 St. John 25-12, 25-7, 25-11

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