Rams fall at home, but rebound at Douglass

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 8, 2007


Sports Editor

West St. John lost its first district game of the season Monday, falling to Ascension Catholic at home, 25-18, 25-17, and 25-6. But the Rams didn’t spend any time feeling sorry for themselves, and instead rebounded a day later at Douglass, 25-6, 25-6, 25-6.

West St. John (5-6, 2-1) will face St. James at home on Saturday and attempt to avoid falling back to .500 in district play.

The Rams took control of the Douglass match from start to finish. West St. John Coach Glenda Rush said she couldn’t have asked for a better performance.

&#8220They did what they needed to do, from beginning to end,” said Rush.

Tranell Mitchell had seven kills. Destani Comminie had eight kills and 12 aces. Malana Farnell had nine aces and Ambria Davis led the team with 14 aces.

Rush noted Douglass’s youth as a factor in the win, likening their program to her own at the outset of her career at West St. John.

&#8220They’re trying to get back on their feet. They have such a very young team,” said Rush.

In the loss Monday to Ascension Catholic, Rush attributed her team’s problems to some coverage issues that she believes the team can correct.

&#8220We need to get a bit tighter on our coverages,” rush said. &#8220Tranell and Destani did a good job up front. Tranell had some success blocking one of their stronger players, but when she’d dink it over her head we had issues.”

Comminie led the team in kills with nine, while adding seven digs and four blocks. Mitchell had seven kills, 10 blocks and eight digs. Kyla Morris had five digs. Shaontrea Antonio had three aces and Alisha Batiste had two.

Rush praised the way Batiste has stepped up recently, particularly on defense.

&#8220She has really come a long way,” Rush said. &#8220She’s played very well defensively for us.”