Comets fall to Lusher

Published 11:45 pm Friday, November 1, 2013


LAPLACE — Host St. Charles Catholic fell in three games Wednesday in its final regular season action of the season as Lusher captured a 25-18, 25-13 and 25-13 victory.
Kaitlyn Lowry had four kills to lead SCC. Erin Tuircuit served three aces. Brooke Tregre made 11 assists and Alyssa Arceneaux made 12 digs.
St. Charles coach Kristin Sullivan said that Lusher presented a quality foe for the Comets to face just before the postseason. SCC has qualified for the Division IV postseason, and now waits to learn its opening round foe early next week.
“Lusher’s a really consistent team. They’ve got some very good athletes, a strong middle blocker,” said Sullivan. “They’ve got some height. It’s tough for us to match the teams that have that kind of height.”
It was the second loss of the week for the Comets (9-24, 2-6) after a loss in three games at home to John Curtis Tuesday.
The Comets won just two of their eight games in District 4-IV. But matches against strong foes like Riverside, Curtis and Haynes, Sullivan hopes, have prepared St. Charles for postseason play.
“I thought our girls showed a lot against those teams in the second run through district,” said Sullivan. “They played harder and really competed instead of rolling over. Haynes had a good team and you always are challenged against Riverside and Curtis with their athletes, but in those games I thought we were much better in the second game.”
Sullivan said that Arceneaux, the team’s libero, has pulled herself out of a brief slump and has been one of the team’s most reliable performers in recent action.
“She’s usually a consistent passer, and she broke out of a little slump in that department and has been passing really well again,” said Sullivan. “Her serving has really helped us and she’s digging the ball aggressively. Her defense has been a big plus.”
Sullivan said that her team has done a better job of late of producing its own offense, something that has been an issue throughout the season.
“Our serving has picked up,” said Sullivan. 
We’re passing a little better. I think everyone’s chipping in to make the offense better. The points have been spread out.’
“We’re not sure who we’ll be playing next week, but it’s time to play every play like it’s your last, because it very well could be. Give your absolute best and leave it on the court, and you’ll have no regrets. “