RA wins border war

Published 12:04 am Saturday, September 26, 2015

Coach calls victory over St. Charles Catholic ‘exciting’image4image1

RESERVE — The Riverside Academy Lady Rebels defeated  the St. Charles Catholic Comets Wednesday, exciting players and coaches.

“Any time you beat SCC, it is exciting,” Riverside Academy head volleyball coach Margot Frederick said. “The team was ecstatic. Winning against St. Charles Catholic is great for our school and community in general, not just great for the team.”

The Rebels played four games against the Comets, winning three to secure the victory.

“The game scores,” Frederick said, “were 17-25, 25-15, 25-18 and 25-19. Our team is made up of mostly eighth graders through sophomores, so a win against a proven team like SCC was great. It definitely boosted our confidence.”

Frederick said the team worked really hard and played really hard.

“Sydney Joseph (sophomore) had 20 kills during this match,” Frederick said.

“Briley Becker (sophomore) had 15 kills, and freshman Kate St. Pierre had a career-high 10 kills.”

Frederick added sophomore Abby Bourgeois had 43 assists and junior Maddie Duhon had four aces.

The Lady Rebels ended a previous nine-match winning streak by losing three matches last week. Frederick said winning against SCC put the team back on track for their goal of making it to the Ponchartrain Center for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship.

“Staying in the top eight is definitely our goal for the season,” Frederick said. “We are currently sixth in the power rankings and we want to stay up there. The team is outcome driven. We want to get better and better every day. We aren’t focusing on the results. You have to focus on the process. That’s the first step in the building process for staying successful for several years to come.”

By Courtney Griggs