Lady Eagles claim 6-1A district title

Andrew Green
The St. John Lady Eagle seniors were honored at Senior Night last week against Ascension Catholic. They are: Annie McLin-Barnhizer, Taylor Vince, Grace Acosta, Monica Rivet, Olivia Ledet and Hannah Alexander.

The St. John Lady Eagles claimed the 6-1A district title last Tuesday after a victory over rival Ascension Catholic in four sets, 18-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-20.

Grace Acosta totaled 10 kills, a pair of digs and a block while Carolyne Glaser racked up seven kills and five blocks in the win.  Grace Robichaux totaled 15 kills, four digs and an ace and setter Robbi Seneca racked up five kills, 18 assists, nine digs and a pair of aces.

The Lady Eagles then took on Christian Life for the final game of the regular season, and came away with a sweeping victory 25-6, 25-21, 25-16.

Acosta totaled seven kills and a trio of aces.  Robichaux totaled eight kills and six aces and Seneca totaled a pair of kills and 17 assists.

Lady Eagles then participated in the annual Episcopal Tournament while they awaited the release of the District V playoff brackets.

The team defeated Runnels 25-10, 25-7 then defeated Delcambre 25-22, 25-19.  They lost to a stout Riverside Academy team 14-25, 20-25, then defeated Central in the quarterfinals 25-20, 25-19 but lost to Riverside again in the semifinals 21-25, 15-25.

St. John Lady Eagles received the 7th seed in the District V state tournament and were awarded a first round bye.  The team will face off against the winner of the 10 seed Westminster Christian - 23 seed Runnels game Thursday, November 3 at home.