Lady Eagles reach semifinals at MCHS tournament

By: Staff Reports
Every volleyball team in St. Mary Parish competed in the Tiger Classic at Morgan City High School held over two days on Thursday and this past Saturday.

Central Catholic was placed in the Green Division with some of the biggest schools in the tournament and did well.

In the first game the Lady Eagles faced St. Martinville and lost 2-1 (22-25, 25-17,15-13).

Amanda Barron led CCHS with 11 digs, two kills and an assist; Brienna Hill had five kills and three blocks; Abbie Bergeron had 10 digs; Caroline Byrne had 22 assists and three digs; Celine Flores had nine digs, three aces, one block and three kills; and Meo Knight had 10 kills, four blocks and four digs.

The Lady Eagles evened their tournament record in the next game against Sam Houston, winning 2-0 (25-15, 25-15).

Byrne had 17 assists in the win; Bergeron added seven digs; Flores had five kills, two aces and five digs; and Knight had five kills and a dig.

CCHS finished as runners up in Group B and moved on to the semifinals against OP Walker.

The Lady Eagles played well but fell just short in two games to end the tournament with a 2-0 loss (27-25, 25-21).

Knight led the team with nine kills, seven digs and two blocks; Bergeron had seven digs and a kill; Hill had nine kills and a block; Byrne had 26 assists and four digs; Flores had eight digs and a kill; Garrett had five kills and a block; and Maria Templet had three digs.

Tournament hosts Morgan City started the tournament against O.P. Walker, who ended up beating Vandebilt Catholic for the division championship.

The Lady Tigers lost 2-1 (18-25, 25-13, 15-8) with Brooke Singleton leading the team with seven assists, six kills, four digs, two aces and two block assists.

Savannah Loupe had five aces and six digs; Katelynn Adams had eight assists, four kills, three digs and a block assist; Reina Fernandez had four digs, three kills and an assist; Kailyn Turner had three kills and two block assists; Kloe’ Liner had a block assist; Brittney Durham had five digs; Genesis Esteban had two digs; and Chandler Pasqua had two digs.

The Lady Tigers fared better in their second game beating Breaux Bridge, 2-1 (15-25, 25-12, 17-15).

Adams led MCHS with 11 assists, six digs and an ace; Durham had five digs and four aces; Singleton had nine kills, seven assists, three digs, two block assists and an ace; Loupe had a dig and an ace; Tyler Hebert had an ace; Fernandez had seven digs, three kills, an assist and an block assist; Turner had five kills, three block assists, two blocks and two digs; and Esteban had two kills and a block.

Patterson, Berwick, Centerville and West St. Mary were in the White Division with Berwick coming out as the runner up in Group B.

The Lady Panthers lost their first game to South Lafourche 2-0 (25-3, 25-13) and moved on to beat Centerville in the second game, 2-0 (25-6, 25-6).

Berwick took on Class 5A Acadiana in the quarterfinals and lost 2-0 (22-25, 25-22, 15-12) to end the tournament.

Patterson continued its strong play with a win over Westgate 2-0 (25-21, 25-19) in the first game and they beat Donaldsonville in the second game, 2-0 (25-19, 25-17).

In the third game, the Lumberjills faced Acadiana and came up short, 2-0 (25-11, 25-22).

Centerville had a tough time in the tournament, but considering the Lady Bulldogs are a first-year program, they held their own.

In the first game, South Lafourche beat Centerville 2-0 (25-10, 25-8) and in the second game potential rival Franklin beat Centerville, 2-0 (25-3, 25-1). The loss to Berwick and to West St. Mary, 2-0 (25-11, 25-17), ended the tournament for Centerville.

West St. Mary also struggled in the tournament with a loss to South Lafourche, 2-1 (26-24, 23-25, 15-10) at the start of the event but they bounced back to beat Centerville, 1-1.

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