Riverside wraps up second straight playoff year

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 15, 2004



KENNER – Riverside volleyball coach Missy Martin had some insightful words for her girls, after getting knocked off in the first action of the state volleyball tournament here at the Pontchartrain Center on Thursday afternoon.

“I told the girls that the whole season is not based on one game,” she said. “We still had a great year, and even though we lost here today, the girls left it all on the court.”

Riverside opened play in the Division IV volleyball state playoff action taking on the third seeded girls from Episcopal Catholic in Baton Rouge.

And the talented Episcopal team won the match in straight games, 25-20, 25-14, 25-13.

The season wrapped up for Riverside with a 14-13 overall record, having made the state playoffs for the second straight year under Martin’s guidance.

“We knew they were very good going into the tournament,” Martin stated. “But I still thought our girls played very well the whole way.”

Jenna St. Amant led the team with 11 digs and added four kills, while Daphne Zimmer had a good all-around game with 12 digs, two assists and two aces.

Nicole Poirrier had nine digs and two kills, and Erica Oubre added nine digs and two assists.

Kelli Millet rounded things out for the Lady Rebs with an ace, two kills and two assists.

“Even the atmosphere of the Pontchartrain Center, which is really loud, wasn’t intimidating to our girls. We came out fired up and played well the whole way,” Martin added. “To the last point, the girls gave it their all.”