SCC sweeps past Ridgewood

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 2, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / October 2, 1999

LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic overcame a slump in the second game toroll to a 15-3, 15-7 victory over Ridgewood Tuesday afternoon in the Comet gym.

St. Charles Catholic improved to 12-6 on the season while Ridgewood fellto 4-6.

The Lady Comets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second game on three Ridgewood errors. An ace by Sarah Weber and a dink by Nicole Scontrinobuilt the lead to 6-1. A serve later, a kill by Marci Martin and an ace byScontrino to the back left corner increased the margin to 9-1.

After a cross-court kill by Kristen DeCastro, Ridgewood would take advantage of two service errors and five straight receiving errors by St.

Charles Catholic with Toni Steen serving to close to within 9-7 before the Lady Comets used a timeout.

The Lady Comets pulled away two serves later as two dinks by Weber made it 14-7. St. Charles Catholic got the match winner on an error by theEagles.

“We had a little lapse in serve and receive but we were able to regroup and put it back together,” St. Charles Catholic coach Michelle Dearmittsaid.

St. Charles Catholic dominated the first game, jumping out to a 6-0 lead.After a kill by Weber broke the Eagles’ first serve, Martin delivered an ace and a lift was called on Ridgewood on a dink by Katie Arcuri. Two serveslater, a kill by Scontrino helped the Lady Comets make it 4-0.

Ridgewood pulled to within 6-3 behind two aces by Lacey English. St.Charles Catholic came back to build the lead back to six on two Ridgewood errors before the Eagles used a timeout. Kills by Scontrino and Arcuriafter the break made it a 11-3 game.

A serve later, Scontrino delivered a cross court kill after a dig by Heather Heltz. Heltz had another dig and two kills to bring the lead to 14-3 withthe Lady Comets getting the game winner on a wide return by Ridgewood.

Martin, Scontrino and Weber each had an ace for the Lady Comets.

Scontrino also had a game-high seven kills with Arcuri providing top defense. English led the Eagles with two kills and two aces with RachelRand providing top defense.

“We played well,” Dearmitt said. “We got it together. We’re starting tocome together. As long as we maintain the way we are playing and improveevery game, we will fare out in the overall end.”

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