Lady Panthers take on EDW in first district home game
By: Staff Reports
The district volleyball season is under way and the intensity level in gyms around the parish should pick up as a result.
Tonight, the Berwick volleyball team will face E.D. White (8-10) in its second game of District 5, Division III play.
Vandebilt Catholic looks to be the favorite in the group that also includes Patterson and Franklin.
The Lady Terriers beat E.D. White on Tuesday, 3-0, with EDW failing to score more than 16 in any of the three games.
Berwick took on Vandebilt last week and suffered a similar fate, losing 3-0.
“We played Vandebilt and had a little break before E.D. White at our place,” BHS coach Charlotte Menard said. “I looked at the rankings today and I think Vandebilt was second and E.D. White was eighth, and we’re 28th. In our district, we’re going to have to fight to come out with enough power points to make it into the playoffs.”
The Lady Panthers are 7-10 and currently on the outside looking in for a playoff spot. Last season the young team, under Menard, for the first season qualified as the No. 23 seed out of 24 teams and ran into a tough No. 10 seed Northlake Christian team that won 3-0.
Berwick lost the first game against Northlake 25-6, but once they settled in they gave the Lady Wolverines two tough games and showed promise for the future.
With nine games remaining, Menard’s team has plenty of time to improve their power ranking and slide into the bracket.
“I would like to think (we will make it), yes,” Menard said. “We have our moments, we can do well. But we ended up with a schedule with tournaments playing the same teams — West St. Mary, Centerville, Franklin — we’re killing ourselves. We’re not helping each other at all.”
The Morgan City volleyball team beat the Lady Gators, 3-1 (25-11, 25-19, 25-27, 25-21) on Tuesday.
Katelyn Adams led the team with 22 assists, seven digs, nine kills, two aces and two block assists, while Brooke Singleton filled up the stat-sheet with double-digit numbers in three categories with 19 assists, 17 kills and 16 digs along with an ace and a block assist.
Savannah Loupe had 15 digs and an ace; Brittney Durham had an ace and 44 digs; Tyler Hebert had two digs and two aces; Kailyn Turner had six kills, five blocks, four block assists and a dig; Jaiveianna Jones had four kills, four blocks and two block assists; Reina Fernandez had 17 digs, six kills and three block assists; and Genesis Esteban had two block assists, two digs, a kill and a block.
The Lady Tigers (7-11, 1-1 District 6, Division II) continued district play on Wednesday with a 3-0 loss at Ellender (21-25, 23-25, 19-25).
The Lady Tigers junior varsity lost 2-0, (13-25, 25-27) with Prince leading the team with four assists; Loupe had two aces and two digs; Hebert had three kills, two digs and two aces; Layne Reynaud had an assist; Chandler Pasqua had a kill; Elizabeth Esteban had a kill and a dig; Kloe’ Liner had a kill and a block; Eliannys Cabrera had three digs and a kill; and Marilynn Bailey had a dig.
MCHS will travel to face Sulphur on Saturday.