Volleyball: St. Charles Catholic, Ben Franklin, Hannan, Dominican take Wednesday victories

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Area Prep Volleyball Report for Thursday, Oct. 21

It has been a good season for St. Charles Catholic and it is getting better.

The Comets, who have already surprised many by winning District 5-IV, upsetting John Curtis Christian and going 5-0 in league play, continued their fine play Wednesday. Coming from behind, St. Charles downed rival Riverside Academy 25-27, 25-11, 25-9, 25-20.

Senior Madison Hebert had eight kills and three aces, junior Mya Brown had 16 kills and five blocks, senior Hannah Brady had seven digs and junior Morgan Nuccio had four kills and a pair of aces. Junior Sarah Beth Sirmon had 22 assists. The Comets served 13 aces in the match, a huge factor in the victory.

Comets coach Tricia Lowry loved the way her team fought back after falling a set down.

“I’m very pleased.,” Lowry said. “We’ve hit a high point coming off a tough weekend. We were able to beat Patrick Taylor for the district championships and we came out and played one of our best matches against Riverside. Madison Hebert and Mya Brown, our two middles, were just on fire. We were missing our Libero as well and overcame that.”

The two rivals will match up again at Riverside next Wednesday as the Comets make a push for the playoffs. St. Charles Catholic was 17th in the most recent LHSAA Division IV power ratings but has won twice this week since those power ratings came out.

“Last year, we made the second round,” Lowry said. “I’m hoping we can go further this year. If we keep playing like we are playing, it can happen. It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten that far. We only have three seniors so the future is bright. We have come together and are playing well.”

St. Charles Catholic (7-7) will host Destrehan next Tuesday at 4 p.m. while Riverside (8-10) will host Destrehan today at 4:30 p.m.

Ben Franklin rolled on with a convincing 25-3, 25-5, 25-13 victory at McMain in a District 7-II match Wednesday.

Sophomore Aubrey Muirhead led the way with 10 kills, freshman Lilly Mayes had 10 digs and junior Emma Fisackerly contributed seven aces.

Ben Franklin (22-4, 4-0) has won 12 straight matches and will host John Curtis Christian today at 5:30 p.m. before a showdown with powerful Archbishop Hannan Monday at 5:30 p.m. in a match that will be streamed live at CrescentCitySports.com.

The Mustangs (5-10, 0-4) have lost five straight matches and will play at John F. Kennedy today at 4:30 p.m.

Archbishop Hannan continued its brilliant season with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23 victory at Fontainebleau for its 17th straight win.

Sophie Bonnaffee led the attack with 19 kills and 12 digs while Rylee Morris had 13 kills and four digs. Elizabeth Ceravolo had 11 kills while Sydne Grembowicz and Carleigh Breaux each had eight kills. Breaux added four digs. Sarah Kirsch served five aces, had 48 assists and had four digs. Claire Buisson added 16 digs.

Hannan (26-9) is ready for its big match at Ben Franklin Monday. The Bulldogs (21-7) saw their five-match win streak end and Fontainebleau travels to Ponchatoula today at 4:30 p.m. in a District 5-I match.

Dominican continues to leave no doubt that it is the team to beat, not only in District 8-I but in Division I.

The defending state champion easily handled rival Mount Carmel Academy 25-14, 25-9, 25-16 at home Wednesday for its 18th straight win.

It was the fifth win for Dominican over the Cubs this season.

O’Neil Haddad led Dominican with 10 kills and two blocks while Anne Hardouin had nine kills. Zoe Smith had five kills, three aces and a block, Kate Baker had 24 assists and Brooke Couret finished with 24 digs. Olivia Stant led Mount Carmel with 11 kills and two blocks.

Dominican (34-1), first in the LHSAA Division I power ratings, will host St. Thomas More Saturday at 11 a.m. in what should be a good match while Mount Carmel (22-13) will host Higgins today at 5:30 p.m. in a District 8-I match.

Area Prep Volleyball Results from Wednesday, Oct. 20
Academy of Our Lady over St. Mary’s Academy 25-10, 25-16, 25-14
Archbishop Chapelle 25-7, 25-5, 25-4 over Grace King
Archbishop Hannan over Fontainebleau 25-19, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23
Ben Franklin over McMain 25-3, 25-5, 25-13
Destrehan over Ursuline Academy 25-21, 17-25, 25-14, 26-24
Dominican over Mount Carmel Academy 25-14, 25-9, 25-16
Douglass over J.F. Kennedy 25-12, 27-29, 25-23, 25-23
East Jefferson over Carver 25-22, 25-18, 12-25, 25-17
Fisher over Morris Jeff Community 25-16, 26-24, 25-16
Hahnville over Crescent City Christian 25-12, 25-8, 25-16
Helen Cox over John Ehret 25-18, 25-16, 25-16
Kenner Discovery over Springfield 24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19
Lutcher over E.D. White Catholic 27-25, 25-27, 12-25, 25-22, 11-15
McGehee over Chalmette 25-11, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19
Newman over Cabrini 25-16, 25-17, 25-18
Northlake Christian 25-11, 25-11, 25-20 over Covington
Ponchatoula over St. Thomas Aquinas in 3 sets
St. Charles Catholic over Riverside Academy 25-27, 25-11, 25-9, 25-20

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