Lady Comets advance to week two of playoffs

Published 12:04 pm Friday, November 6, 2015

LAPLACE — The St. Charles Catholic Lady Comets (18-18) crushed the Northeast High School Lady Vikings (11-17) Thursday during week one of the volleyball playoffs.

On their home court, the Lady Comets won all three games by scores of 25-8, 25-9 and 25-5.

“We had an idea what the competition would be like,” St. Charles Catholic head volleyball coach Meghan Ericksen said. “I didn’t know that much about them, but I was expecting them to be tall, so we prepared for that and we prepared for them to block the ball really well. I think we did a good job at covering them.”

Lady Comets senior Maddie Murphy collected four kills, nine assists and one dig. Senior Lela Hill had three kills. Sophomore Grace Mohon had three kills, one assist and one dig. Senior Allison Savoie made three kills and four digs. Senior Alyssa Arceneaux made three kills and eight digs and senior Lexi Tran had two kills and two digs for the night.

“It’s a great feeling knowing we made it to the second week,” Ericksen said. “I think the girls are ready, or we definitely will be ready by then.”

In week two, SCC will face off against an old foe — John Curtis.

“We know what they are like,” Ericksen said. “We know who they are. We know how they play. They are in our district and we’ve played them before so this will be a big game for us.”

Last year, the Lady Comets also made it to week two of playoffs. They are hoping to make it farther this year.

“We are doing a lot of quick work,” Ericksen said. “We’re doing everything quick. Trying to play quick.”

Ericksen said she is hoping playing quick will increase the Lady Comets’ chances of advancing in playoffs.

“I think we are really stepping up as a team,” Ericksen said. “I think they can come together and really pull it off. We all had one set goal and that was getting to the Pontchartrain Center. We only have one more thing standing in our way for that and that’s John Curtis.”

St. Charles Catholic will travel to River Ridge to take on John Curtis Christian. As of press time Friday, the date and time had not been released.




Riverside Academy


RESERVE — Riverside Academy’s Lady Rebels (24-14), ranked No. 6 in the Power Ratings, had a bye week for the first week of playoffs.

The Lady Rebels will take the court again Monday to face off with University Lab (15-16.)

“We’ve been preparing with a renewed focus, and practices have been a lot of fun this week,” Riverside Academy head volleyball coach Margot Frederick said. “Some of our kids are preparing with immense confidence, and it is rewarding to see them feeling good at this point in the season. They are very excited, and I’m happy for them to have earned a bye and the right to play at home.”

Riverside is entering playoffs having won six of its eight district games.

The Lady Rebels made it to Regionals last year and Semi-finals in 2012 and 2013.


East St. John


RESEVRE — The East St. John High School Lady Cats (15-21) fell short of qualifying for playoffs this year.

The spirited and lively Lady Cats dominated the court with their energy level. Head volleyball Coach Chelsey Lucas-Nicholas said her team is often the better team, but needs to learn how to finish the games to bring up its win total.


By Courtney Griggs