Warriors upend Rams

Published 11:45 pm Friday, October 17, 2014


EDGARD — Things just didn’t click for West St. John Tuesday.

The Rams had high hopes for a key District 6-V match at home against visiting Houma Christian, but the Warriors controlled things from beginning to end in a 25-14, 25-20, 25-17 victory.

For the Rams, Tre’Shaun Trench had eight digs while Kaieonne Sorapuru added six. Sorapuru also had five kills, as did Dmyriah Herbert. Maya Trench had three blocks and three kills.

West St. John coach Glenda Mattos thought her Rams showed up to play defensively, but could never get into sync offensively.

“It didn’t seem like they fell apart mentally or anything like that,” Mattos said. “We just couldn’t pass it accurately. We couldn’t get it to Brittany (August) to set up our hitters. We got some kills, but we couldn’t sustain any real offense. Too many passes into the net or otherwise wild.”

The Rams set out to negate Houma Christian’s best hitters, and Mattos was pleased at that effort.

“We double-blocked their best threat,” Mattos said. “I thought we hustled and made (Houma Christian) work to put anything away. But when we had the ball … we tried to adjust some things, but at the end of the day, we just need to pass better. I feel like we just had a bad day. We rode out a bad one and better ones are ahead.”

West St. John won’t have to wait long for a rematch. The two teams will square off again in Houma Monday at 5 p.m. Tuesday WSJ will host another district foe, Covenant Christian — the Rams will attempt to finish off a season sweep of CCA in that one. Then, on Friday, WSJ travels to participate in the Episcopal Tournament, which will be continue into Saturday.