Theriot discusses playoff loss

By GEOFF STOUTE

gstoute@daily-review.com

Morgan City volleyball coach Christy Theriot said her squad just didn’t have its “typical, scrappy game” until the last game of Monday’s second-round loss in Division 2 action to Cabrini High on the road.

The Lady Tigers fell to Cabrini 4-25, 12-25, 12-25.

“We didn’t play as a team the first set,” Theriot, who could not be reached in time for Tuesday’s paper, said in her final remarks on the season.

However, she said she was proud of her squad for playing hard and not giving up.

“They fought hard in the third match and made some long rallies,” Theriot said.

Theriot said the third game was a “fun, exciting game to watch.”

She said Cabrini (30-10), the defending Division 2 champs, was “a good, quality team.”

Theriot thanked the school’s dance team, cheerleaders, parents and fans for making the trip.

“They made lots of noise,” Theriot said. “It was an older, smaller gym with one set of bleachers. Cabrini fans were on the left, and Morgan City was on the right. At some points it was so loud, I was shouting at the girls to get their attention, but they couldn’t hear me. The fans never gave up on us. The Cabrini principal commented to me that our team and our fans were very respectful, demonstrated sportsmanship and represented Morgan City High very well.”

Morgan City finished its season with a 23-18 overall mark and finished as co-district runner-up with South Terrebonne.

“The season has been a roller-coaster ride,” Theriot said. “We have had highs and lows. We have had several players lose family members; we’ve had some personality issues among the players; we have played great and not so great.”

Because Morgan City’s roster had many underclassmen, the future looks bright.

However, with Monday’s loss meant the end of the high school volleyball careers of four seniors, Genesis Esteban, Elizabeth Esteban, Katelyn Adams and Ariel Trim, who Theriot said have been “very dedicated” this season.

“They have worked very hard,” she said. “They will be missed.”

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