Lady Rams sweep Reserve Christian

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 13, 2005

RESERVE – The West St. John girls’ volleyball team improved to 2-5 on the season Thursday by sweeping Reserve Christian, 25-18, 25-8 and 25-20.

Then on Monday night, the Rams dropped a three game match to Ascension Catholic.

However, the Lady Rams’ second win of the season was due largely to head coach Glenda Mattos adjusting strategy for her younger players.

“We found out the things we were doing wrong and changed them,” said the coach. “We were teaching these girls like they’d been playing together forever, and they’re still new to this game. One thing that we found worked better was using two setters instead of one.”

The strategy paid off as West St. John made short work of the Lady Eagles.

Sharda Bradley led the Lady Rams with two kills, while Tranell Mitchel and Destini Comminie each had one. Bradley also had a team-high nine digs, six aces and 18 assists. Trena Songy added a dig, while Comminie and Porscha Pratt each had one ace apiece. Pratt also had an assist.

Reserve Christian, led by Rebecca Simon, Ashley Wilking, and Megan Donnelly, will open district play at home against Crescent City Tuesday at 4:30.

Despite their current 0-4 record, Coach Brandy Mayeux states that even though the team is fairly new that they are honing their basic skills and improving tremendously on a day-to-day basis. “We’re starting off from scratch but we’re constantly working on perfecting our skills and the girls are getting better every game we play”.

The Rams got another big game from Bradley against Ascension Catholic, when they were dropped 25-12, 25-5, 25-15.

Bradley was superb all around in the match as she had 13 assists, 10 digs, three kills and three aces.

Pratt also turned in another big performance for the Lady Rams with three assists, three digs and two aces.

Mitchell was strong on the front line with five kills to go with four assists, while Comminie added a pair of kills.

West St. John will be in action this Thursday on the road at Houma Christian.