White Castle, St. John register volleyball victories last week

Tryve Brackin

White Castle High and St. John registered district volleyball victories last week to lead the efforts in local court and net competition.

The Lady Bulldogs of WCHS topped parish rival East Iberville High, while St. John claimed its second victory of the season by beating Pointe Coupee Central High.

Meanwhile, Plaquemine High continued a tailspin on the court. The Lady Green Devils opened their season with four-straight wins, but last week added their fourth and fifth losses as they dipped below .500 for the first time this year.

WCHS:

The Lady Bulldogs moved to 4-2 in Division V, District 3 volleyball with a three-set victory over hosting East Iberville early last week.

The WCHS girls won by set scores of 25-9, 25-12, and 25-13 to sweep.

Senior Simone Beauvais led the way for White Castle with 9 aces and 7 assists. Senior Angela Brown added 5 kills, while junior Stacy Saylor collected four aces.

Dionickka Calloway had 5 aces, while Claudia Tasker contributed a trio of kills for the EIHS Lady Tigers.

SJHS

The Lady Eagles bounced back from an early week Division IV, District 2 loss to Westminster Christian to defeat Pointe Coupee Central in a trio of sets. It was the second season and district win for the young SJHS club. St. John closed out the sweep of sets with a final match 25-1 romp. Senior Ashley Mumphrey led the way for the Lady Eagles with 9 aces and 8 kills.

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Earlier in the week the SJHS girls lost in three sets to disrtrict rival Westminster. The rivals turned in set wins of 25-17, 25-8, and 25-8. Senior Kylee Brown paced the Lady Eagle efforts with a dozen assists and a pair of digs. Hayley Verret registered two assists and a dig, while Katie Falcon had a trio of digs. Sarah Fontenot led Westminster with 19 assists and 7 aces.

PHS:

After winning four in a row, including their first Division III, District 6 game of the season, the Lady Green Devils have dropped four league games in a row and had a non-district loss in the mix. The 4-5 overall PHS girls are hoping to rebound. They began the second round of league play by evening up their record with neighboring Brusly, following a late-week loss to the Lady Panthers.

PHS managed to win the second match of their game with Brusly, but dropped the final two to fall in four sets. The Lady Green Devils won a set by a 25-22 score, but lost 26-24, 25-15, and 25-15.

It was only the first district win for Brusly as both teams evened up their records at 1-4.

Senior Amber McCoy turned in 10 kills, 7 digs, 4 aces, and 5 assists for an all-around good effort for Plaquemine. Jazmine Burnstein had 18 assists to go with 5 kills and digs, while Candace Hastings had 7 kills and digs to go with a trio of blocks.

Lilliona Caldwell registered 7 kills and 3 aces for Brusly, while Amanda Landry had the same number of kills to go with 4 aces. Sandra Stewart had 15 assists for Brusly.