Oberschmidt helps East squad to sweep
Published 12:00 am Monday, July 27, 1998
Michael Kiral / L’Observateur / July 27, 1998
BATON ROUGE – St. Charles Catholic’s Kristin Oberschmidt made a solidcontribution as the East squad defeated the West, 15-4, 15-8, 15-3, in theLouisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star Volleyball gameWednesday night at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center.The victory was the sixth in the row for the East which has now won 14 ofthe 16 matches played in the annual event.Oberschmidt had four kills and one dig in playing the entire second gameand most of the third. Her squad was assisted by Anne Marie Burgard,Ober-schmidt’s coach with the Lady Comets during her career.”It was a great feeling,” Oberschmidt said of playing in the contest. “Itwas kind of weird at first, but it was a good feeling being on the courtagain and playing with a lot of great players.”Even though the team had only five practices together, Oberschmidt said itdidn’t take long for the team to come together.”Some of the girls knew each other from playing ball,” Oberschmidt said.”It didn’t take long for us to relax around each other.”Oberschmidt said she was pleased with the way she played and that shehad the opportunity to compete in the game.”It is something I am going to remember for a very long time,”Oberschmidt said.The East squad dominated the first game, jumping out to a 13-0 lead. TheEast got on the scoreboard with Mount Carmel’s Traci Thompson serving asSlidell’s Lauren Cuyler blocked a shot and a lift was called on the West. Adig by Dominican’s Cherie Dessauer and a kill by Cuyler made it 2-0 beforethe West broke the East’s serve.After a service break by the East, a kill by Thompson and a lift and anattacking error by the West made it 5-0 before the West used its firsttimeout. After the break, Delcambre’s Hannah Falgout spike went out,giving the East a 6-0 advantage.After an exchange of service breaks, Mandeville’s Rebekah Boyd came upwith a block and followed with a kill to make it 7-0. A block by Boydwould give the East a nine-point advantage.With Boyd serving, the East took a 12-0 lead led by a dig by Boyd and killby Dessauer. The lead would grow to 13 on a soft kill by Ridgewood’s SuzieMohr.The West avoided becoming the first team to be blanked in a game asVandebilt Catholic’s Anna Melancon broke serve with a kill and followedwith another one for the West’s first point. Kills by St. Martinville’sNicole Mitchell and an attack error on Cuyler cut the deficit to 13-3. Butthe East came back with block assists by Boyd and Cuyler and an attackerror by St. Joseph’s Amy Panepinto to take the first game.Oberschmidt and Sacred Heart’s Katherine Sins opened the second gamewith kills to give the East a 2-0 lead. The West hung tough, however,taking a 4-3 lead on two kills by Parkview Baptist’s Rachel Vogt and twoattack errors by the East. The East broke the serve as Ben Franklin’s Lee Charbonnet went deepbehind the back line to make a save and Sins found a gap in the middlewith her return. The East regained a 6-4 lead on a kill by Country Day’s Miriam Stassi andan ace by Sins. The West rallied again, taking a 7-6 advantage on a kill byE.D. White’s Sheri Waguespack and attack error by the East. The East countered with a 8-0 run to take a 14-7 lead. Sins got the runstarted with a block and a kill by Mount Carmel’s Eva Voitier and an ace byCharbonnet gave the East a 10-7 lead before the West used a timeout.Voitier gave the East a 12-7 lead with an ace and after two sideouts byeach squad, kills by Charbonnet and Oberschmidt gave the East a seven-point lead.Kills by Vogt and Waguespack brought the West to within 14-8, butOberschmidt broke the serve with a kill, setting up blocks by Charbonnetand Voitier to give the East the game.The East again jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the third game. Two attackerrors by the West, blocks by Cuyler and Sacred Heart’s Lindsay Ruckertand a service winner by Thompson gave the East a 4-0 lead before theWest broke its serve. After a service break, Oberschmidt got the Eastrolling again with a kill. Another kill by Cuyler and two attack errors bythe West gave the East an 8-0 lead.That lead would grow to 13 behind an ace by Voitier and kills byCharbonnet and Cuyler. Vogt got the West on the scoreboard with a kill andkills by Melancon and Vogt cut the deficit to 13-3. But a service errorgave the serve back to the East and a kill by Cuyler and an attacking erroron the West ended the match.Cuyler, who has signed to play for LSU this Fall, received the MissVolleyball MVP award. Cuyler led the team with six kills and added threedigs and three blocks, one solo. Thompson had a game-high nine assistswhile Voitier led both squads with eight digs and two aces.Vogt paced the West with six kills. St. Thomas More’s Emilie Hollier had ateam-high eight assists while Sam Houston’s Kelly Cook led the West withsix digs.
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