Local teams fall short on area courts

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 9, 2002


Lutheran vs. Reserve Christian

Reserve – Reserve Christian School continued its early season struggles in volleyball with a 15-5, 15-4, thumping at the hands of Lutheran High School recently in Reserve. The Lady Gryphons jumped out to a quick 8-1 lead in game one thanks to the serving of Danielle DeBaroncelli and Danielle Boudreaux. The two combined for four aces to give them the seven point advantage. The lone Lady Eagle point came from Amie Englade. The Lady Eagle stand-out nailed an ace to tie the score at one.

However, it was all down after that for Reserve Christian. 8-1 quickly became 14-4 in favor of Lutheran. After Boudreaux and Kori Lee hit back to back kills, the district 1A school once again got excellent serving as Danielle Dupont got two consecutive aces to make it a 14-4 game.

It was more of the same in the second game for the Lady Eagles. Only Englade, Marissa Millet, and Alisha Dunbar scored points for Reserve Christian. Thanks to three aces in the first four serves, the Metairie school jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead. The momentum was finally broken thanks to Ashley Doubleday’s spike. However, with Lutheran leading 5-4, the Lady Gryphons went on a 10-0 run to finish the game. During the run,

Lutheran got four aces along with three kills. Kallie English was responsible for four of the teams points during the run.

Riverside at East Jefferson

Metairie – The Riverside Academy Lady Rebels played tough but came up short in losing 15-8, 16-14, and 15-2 to East Jefferson High School in Metairie. After EJ jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, Meggie Martin and Kayla Poirrier got the Lady Rebels on the board to make it 5-2 in favor of East Jefferson.

Although after that, it seemed that things appeared to be going down hill rapidly. The score 5-2 quickly became 13-2 in favor of East Jefferson.

Outstanding serving by Lauren Zimmerman, Heather Morse, and Chelsea Rodriguez was largely responsible for the run. However, the Lady Rebels would go on a run of their own to close the gap.

Thanks to play of outside hitters Krissy Lambert and Mindy Richard, Riverside was able to cut the lead to 13-8. Each had several kills that pulled the Lady Rebels to within five. East Jefferson was one point away from claiming the second game. Leading 14-12, the Lady Warriors lost serve and then the game 16-14.

Excellent serving by Kayla Poirrier, which included two aces, lifted to the Lady Rebels to victory. The final game was all EJ thanks to quick start. Well placed hits and good play from their setters was the reason for the blowout. After Riverside’s Kayla Poirrier made the score 6-2, the Lady Warriors went on a 9-0 run to end the game. Thanks to serving from junior Fukayna Scott and Lauren Zimmerman. Scott had three kills and four points during the final Lady Warriors blitz.