Lady Pios top West St. Mary to remain unbeaten in league play

BALDWIN – The Notre Dame volleyball team wrapped up the first round of district play with a straight set win at West St. Mary Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Pios logged 30 kills as a team and used well placed serves that the Wolfpack either mishandled or dropped for aces to log 26 more winners in winning, 25-8, 25-10, 25-7.

Megan Malmay got the Pios on the board with a kill off the opening serve from a set by Alex Miller of a Mallor Chaisson pass. Alaina Savoy slammed down three kills in the middle, Taylor Boulet dropped in a pair of aces and Miller pushed a winner past the net defenders.

A net serve stopped the 9-0 run to start the contest, but Savoy quickly broke serve with a kill. Rotating to serve, Savoy then dipped three straight aces for a 15-2 lead and the Pios were never threatened.

The second game was much the same as Boulet and Marie Ledet served aces and Savoy spiked a quick set winner for a 5-1 lead. Ahead 7-4, Annie Sarver served two aces and Allison Leonards blasted two kills from the left outside to make it 12-5.

Katherine Kirsch took over in the middle with two kills off returns and a block down winner off a kill attempt. Sarver returned to serve two more aces and close out the second game.

The Pios cruised home in the third set for the sweep, Savoy finishing with a game high ten kills and five aces. Allison Leonards recorded 7 kills, Megan Malmay had 4 kills and Katherine Kirsh had 5 kills.

Marie Ledet added a kill and 3 aces, Alex Miller totaled 2 kills and 2 aces, Lindsey Meyers had a pair of kills and Taylor Boulet and Annie Sarver dropped home three aces each.

The Pios improved to 15-9 on the season and began a busy stretch with five games over five days as the volleyball season enters its final two weeks of regular season play.

Notre Dame hosted matches against St. Louis and Teurlings this past weekend with results not available before press time. The Pios will get a return game against Iota Monday when the Bulldogs visit Notre Dame, host Sam Houston on Tuesday, and then go on the road Wednesday to Catholic, New Iberia, in a match that should decide the district race.

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