St. Charles Catholic looking to close season strong

Published 12:03 am Saturday, October 24, 2015

LAPLACE — The St. Charles Catholic Lady Comets (16-18) finished their last full week of seasonal games with a trip to Metairie and a victory against Haynes Academy (12-13) Thursday.

SCC lost the first of four matches, but pulled off wins in the last three to take the victory.

“We played a great game,” St. Charles Catholic head volleyball coach Meghan Ericksen said.

“We lost the first and won the next three. In the fourth game, we were down by 10 points. I’m so proud of my girls to push through and stay determined to come back and fight for a win.”

The Lady Comets competed in the Lutcher Tournament last weekend alongside fellow St. John schools Riverside Academy and East St. John.

“For the tournament, we were missing a couple of our starters, so we had to rearrange some of our line ups,” Ericksen said.

“We started slow in our play but were able to step up our game enough to make it to the semifinal round of the tournament.”

SCC lost their first match-up of the tournament against Riverside 0-2 by scores of 18-25 and 10-25.

The Lady Comets gained momentum and defeated Central Baton Rouge 2-0 with 25-17 and 25-12. Then, they kept up their energy to pull off a 2-1 win against Pearl River with 25-16, 20-25 and 15-6.

SCC continued their drive, defeating East St. John 2-1 with scores of 25-11, 20-25 and 15-6.

That would be the Lady Comets’ last triumph of the tournament as they were defeated by Central Baton Rouge 2-0, 25-11 and 25-5 in the semis.

Grace Mohon had 28 kills, four aces, 19 digs, one block and two assists during the tournament.

Maddie Murphy ended the tournament with 10 kills, three aces, 25 digs, three blocks and 42 assists.

Alyssa Arceneaux had five kills, two aces, 99 digs, and Lela Hill had 13 kills, one aces, six digs and six blocks.

St. Charles Catholic followed their tournament success with a victory over St. James Monday, defeating the Lady Wildcats 3-0 by scores of 25-17, 25-9 and 25-8.

Mohon connected on six kills, two aces, three digs and four assists. Murphy had two kills, three aces, three digs and six assists.

Hill made three kills, two aces and one block and Arceneaux ended the game with two kills, two aces and 19 digs.

The Lady Comets followed with a loss Tuesday to the Hahnville Lady Tigers, Hahnville winning 3-2 in a close match on the Comets’ court.

“Overall, we have been playing excellent lately,” Ericksen said.

“We were pretty evenly matched playing against Hahnville. We fought hard the entire time, but what really hurt us was some communication errors and simple fundamental mistakes.

“We did an excellent job at hitting and keeping our pace of the game going.”

Hahnville won with 24-26, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14 and 15-12.

Mohon had eight kills, three aces, 11 digs, two blocks and two assists. Hill made five kills, five aces, two digs and two blocks.

Murphy made three kills, two aces, five digs, six blocks and 25 assists. Jade Brady had three kills and 12 digs and Arceneaux finished out the game with 59 digs.

St. Charles Catholic has one regular season game left Thursday against East St. John.

By Courtney Griggs