CHS Ladies slip past Northside Christian
By Chris Quebedeaux
CROWLEY – The Crowley Ladies’ volleyball team earned a bit of revenge Wednesday and in doing so, gained some much needed momentum heading into next week’s district slate against Notre Dame and Teurlings.
The Ladies put together a solid performance, despite one of their top players being out with the flu, to defeat Northside Christian in four games (27-25, 14-25, 25-22, 25-16).
The Ladies had dropped their previous two meetings with the Lady Warriors earlier in the season.
“This win was huge for us mentally going into next week’s district games,” said CHS coach Christina Maloz. “Our two setters (Mylaina Brooks and Kristan Hargrave) did an amazing job and Kara Wilridge, that’s the best she’s played all season. She really turned it on. I think that pumped everybody up and made them play at a higher level than we normally do.”
Hargrave led the Ladies, recording eight kills and two aces to go along with 10 assists. Brooks followed with seven kills, three digs, two aces and eight assists.
Wilridge, a sophomore outside hitter, had three kills, two digs and three aces.
Also contributing in the victory were Mercedes Rogers (4 kills, 2 digs, 1 block, 1 ace, 1 assist), Jakia Rigmaiden (1 kill, 4 blocks, 1 ace, 1 assist) and Carlita George (2 kills, 5 digs).
Northside was led by Catherine Zaunbrecher with six kills, seven digs, two blocks and five aces. Tori Clement had four kills, 30 digs and three aces while Whitney Duhon had 12 digs, 11 assists and six aces.
In other prep volleyball action, Notre Dame improved to 24-3 overall and 3-0 in district play with a straight-set victory over Teurlings. The Lady Pios were in control throughout the match in taking a 25-9, 25-14, 25-6 win.
Playing with emotion on their home court, Teurlings actually led 4-3 in the first set. But Notre Dame scored 22 of the next 24 poin ts to quiet the home crowd.
Game two was highlighted by several long rally points with outstanding digs and saves on both sides of the net. The Rebels tried to stay close but Notre Dame got offensive kills from Mayme Cook, Kylie Pannell and Taylor Simon to gradually pull away.
Things got progressively worse for Teurlings in the final set as the Pios made quick work of the Lady Rebels.
Mayme Cook and Kylie Pannell paced the Lady Pios with 11 and 10 kills respectively. Cook also had 10 assists, eight digs, three aces and two blocks while Pannell20recorded 10 digs and one ace.
Caroline Stewart was next on the kil l list with three while Hannah Godeaux had two kills, 15 assists, four digs and one block and Taylor Simon had two kills, 12 digs and one block.