Lady Rebels have little trouble with East Ascension

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Local teams participate in Lady Bulldog Volleyball Classic Tournament in Lutcher on Saturday


Sports Editor

LUTCHER – The Riverside Lady Rebels had little difficulty in knocking off the East Ascension Lady Spartans, 25-22, 25-10, Saturday afternoon in the second game of the Bulldog Classic Tournament at Lutcher Gym.

The Lady Spartans jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead at the start of game one largely due to the serving of Terez Gautreau, who had two aces to start the game.

The lead quickly evaporated when the Lady Rebels pulled to within one, 7-6, after an ace from Riverside server Kelli Millet.

There were six ties in the first game. A return error by Riverside gave East Ascension an 11-9 lead. Back-to-back aces from Lady Rebel starter Jenna St. Amant gave Riverside a 12-11 lead. Neither team had more than a three point lead in the first game.

A kill by Erica Oubre made the score 13-12 Riverside. After East Ascension tied the game 14-14, two consecutive kills by Millet gave the Rebels a small lead.

Both teams then went on mini-spurts. With the score tied 14-14, Riverside scored three straight points to give them a 17-14 lead.

However, East Ascension went out and scored three more points to tie the score 17-17.

Two return errors by East Ascension gave the Lady Rebels a 20-17 lead. A block by Kayli Marchand cut the Lady Rebels deficit to 20-18.

With Riverside one point away from winning the first game, the Lady Spartans scored three consecutive points to pull to within two, 24-22. A return error by Riverside ended up giving the Lady Rebels a 25-22 victory.

In the second game, the Lady Rebels jumped out to a 12-3 lead an never looked back in winning 25-10.

An ace from Millet gave the Lady Rebels an early 8-3 lead. A service error by East Ascension gave the Lady Rebels a 16-5 lead. RA then went on to outscore the Lady Spartans 6-0 to hold a commanding 22-6 lead. A block by Milllet gave the Lady Rebels a 16-point lead.

East Ascension, however, would not go quietly. Three straight aces from Michele Haydel cut the deficit to 12, 22-10.

An ace from server Sally Songy was the final point made by Riverside in game two, finishing off the Lady Spartans 25-10.

In the semifinals of the tournament, the Lady Rebels fell to Hahnville. The Lady Tigers defeated Lutcher to win the tournament.

Earlier in the day, Lutcher defeated Destrehan in the first game of the tournament.

Riverside played at St. Martin’s Tuesday afternoon.