Tigers top Comets in tune-up match

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 2, 2007


Sports Editor

As the state volleyball playoff brackets were announced earlier this week, Hahnville and St. Charles found themselves in a similar boat – district champions hosting a bi-district game. Thursday, the Comets and Tigers met at St. Charles for some fine-tuning.

The match saw a ton of back and forth action and three down to the wire finishes. In the end, Hahnville prevailed, 28-26, 25-21 and 25-23.

No. 16 seed Hahnville will host No. 17 seed Baton Rouge on Monday at 6 p.m. in the Division I bracket. The winner will face the winner of No. 1 Mt. Carmel and No. 32 L. W. Higgins.

No. 10 seed St. Charles (23-16, 8-0) will host No. 23 seed Baker at noon today. The winner will face the winner of No. 7 Cecilia and No. 26 Berwick.

Despite the loss, St. Charles Coach Brandy Ryan was encouraged by her team’s play against a quality Hahnville squad.

&#8220I thought we finally played consistently, from start to finish,” Ryan said. &#8220We looked good out there. We got to take part in some long rallies. A couple points here or there could have swung things.”

Ryan was happy with the performance of all of her players, but especially noted the quality performance of her seniors.

&#8220Lauren (Coniglio) came up with some really big blocks in that match,” Ryan said. &#8220Ashley Trosclair is hustling all over the court. Katie Tregre put down some tips for us. They showed a lot of leadership.”

&#8220Everyone really played well. I was happy with the results.”