SJHS, WCHS take part of volleyball wins to open season

Tryve Brackin
WCHS COACH...White Castle High Coach Tammy Washington-Pierce, left, gives instructions to her Lady Bulldogs during last week’s volleyball victory over Plaquemine. (Photo by Lyn Pierce)

St. John High and White Castle forged a pair of volleyball victories last week to open their regular campaigns.

The SJHS Lady Eagles turned back Ascension Christian by a 3-1 score and then shutout Tara High in three sets the next day.

WCHS’ Lady Bulldogs topped parish neighbor and visitor Plaquemine High by a narrow 3-2 score and then blanked 2-A Donaldsonville High 3-0.

The St. John ladies won their first two sets by scores of 25-21 and 25-23 before the Ascension Christian girls managed a 25-12 victory. The local bounced back to win the game with a final set score of 25-12.

Francesca Louviere turned in four kills and a trio of aces, while Randi Seneca was instrumental in the set victories with eight aces. Macy Williamson contributed five blocks.

The Lady Eagles followed up with a 3-0 game against Tara, taking set wins of 25-14, 25-17, and 25-13 to breeze to victory. Kamryn Theriot turned in eight kills and eight digs to go with five aces to lead the way for SJHS. Seneca created opportunity with 20 assists as the team’s setter. She also added a pair of aces. And Louviere was strong again with six kills, five digs, and a pair of aces.

White Castle and Plaquemine waged a back and forth battle of five sets before the hosting Bulldogs claimed victory. It was the first official sporting event held in the WCHS gym since Hurricane Gustav did damage to the back wall of the facility. WCHS’ home volleyball games were held during the long repair work in the Dorseyville Middle gym.

White Castle won the first set by a 25-15 score, but PHS rallied back for a 27-25 victory. The two clubs repeated the same action as WCHS won the third set 25-23, while the Lady Green Devils evened it up at two apiece with a 25-22 set win. WCHS finally took the game with a 15-8 score in the tiebreaker match.

Delacia Landry led the WCHS girls with eight assists, a pair of digs, and a kill. Bryanshel Gibson added seven kills, a block, and an ace. Skylar O’Bear contributed four kills, a trio of assists, and an ace.

Brianna Arnold led the way for PHS with seven kills to go with a pair digs and aces. Reneisha Hammond turned in six kills and a trio of blocks, while Chandrika Casma chipped in four kills, four blocks, and a trio of aces.

The Lady Bulldogs went back to work two days later on the court as they claimed set wins of 25-14, 25-22, and 25-6 to sweep Donaldsonville.

Landry, Gibson, and Tyrenee Foster led the way. Landry had four kills, while Gibson added a trio of kills and Foster three blocks.

Plaquemine slipped to a 0-2 start on the same afternoon as they fell in three sets to upper classification Scotlandville High. The Lady Green Devils dropped sets by scores of 25-16, 25-23, and 25-22. Arnold again led the way for PHS with five kills and four digs, while Casma had a pair of kills and assists to go with six digs.

All three teams took part in weekend volleyball tournaments as their early seasons continued.

LADY GREEN DEVILS...Plaquemine High’s Jamira Russ (20) and Chandrika Casma (4) warm up before tangling with parish neighbor White Castle High in a season-opening volleyball contest last week