Tigers race past Comets

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 18, 2009



A nip and tuck affair went Hahnville’s way on Tuesday, as the Tigers bested St. Charles Catholic 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 in a non-district volleyball match in Boutte.

Jamara Celistan led the Tigers (2-6) with 21 kills and three aces. K.K. Boyd added five digs for Hahnville.

Courtney Western and Jaymie Remondet led SCC (3-5) in kills with three each. Western added three assists. Kadie Levatino added seven digs.

SCC coach Kelly Cupit said that Hahnville’s height advantage and powerful hitting proved problematic for the Comets. Further compounding matters was that SCC was missing two starters due to illness.

“To compete with a team like Hahnville and keep things close at less than full strength…I think it shows the potential we have,” said Cupit.

“We had some players come in off the bench and do well. That’s something that will help us later in the season.”

She credited the Tigers ability to finish off longer rallies as a key in the match.

“They were a little better than we were in that regard,” Cupit said. “They had a couple of girls that put it away a little harder than we’re used to. But we made adjustments throughout.”

COMETS GO 2-1 AT GRACE KING, DHS WINS TOURNEY CROWN – SCC topped Bonnabel and Cohen and lost to Destrehan at this past weekend’s Grace King volleyball tournament.

Destrehan (9-0) captured the tournament title. It defeated Riverside in the semifinals and Belle Chasse in the finals.

Alexis Keller led DHS with 28 Kills and 39 assists. Michelle Haydel had 36 digs. Nicole Haydel had 15 aces and Dadrion Tuircuitt had four blocks.

Destrehan topped SCC 25-14, 25-18. SCC’s Peyton Millet had three aces.

Levatino had three kills and two aces. Raven Becnel added three assists.

The Comets’ first win of the tournament came against Cohen, 25-6, 25-5. Western notched 15 assists and three digs. Meg Gustafson had seven aces and Levatino had three kills.

After dropping its first game to Bonnabel, SCC rallied to take a 23-25, 25-20, 15-10 victory. Gustafson had 17 kills, and two blocks. Levatino had four digs, and Cori Miller had two blocks.