Lutcher falls to number 1 seeded Parkview Baptist in three games

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 14, 2005

Defensive effort led by Nekedra Nicholas just not enough to top Eagles


Sports Editor

LAFAYETTE– The Lady Bulldogs put up a valiant effort against some collosal offense from Parkview Baptist on Thursday, but the Eagles had towers of terror in 6’2” plus in Mallory Smith and Tiffany and Nicole Wesley.

The first match was a runaway by Parkview as Tiffany Wesley played on top of the net with blocks and spikes throughout. A quick 10-1 lead grew into a 24-8 that was finished off by another Wesley spike for the 25-10 final.

Lutcher turned up the heat in the second game, keeping the Eagles within range. An ace by junior Kandace Kinler put the Bulldogs on the board with a four-point run to make it 6-4 early on. The Lady Bulldogs nipped at the Eagles all the way to a 13-13 tie before the Eagles began to widen the gap again en route to a 25-19 win.

Lutcher had a hard time rebounding from the shortfall in the second game and fell behind early in the second game to complete the Parkview sweep with a 25-7 loss.

Defensive statistics stacked up in the match, as Nekedra Nicholas posted eight digs. Three aces by Tristan LeBlanc, along with a pair of kills and a pair of blocks, was the majority of the offense for the Lady Bulldogs while Traci Martin assisted with nine spikes and added an ace and a kill.