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St. Amant Upsets Lady Griffins in Volleyball

St. Amant’s Aubrey Dwane helped the Lady Gators defeat Dutchtown last week.
SPORTS SCENE PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

By Lyall Boudreaux

In the first meeting between the two teams in three years at the Gold Dome, St. Amant upset second-ranked Dutchtown 3-1 in Division I, District 4 volleyball play last Wednesday night in the 11th annual “Geaux Pink” game at St. Amant.

The annual game honors breast cancer survivors and raises money by both schools for the fight against the disease.

Following the Flood of 2016, the Lady Gators played their home volleyball games at Dutchtown and last year at Lamar-Dixon.

St. Amant took the first two sets 25-23 and 25-22 before Dutchtown won the third set 25-17. The Lady Gators closed out the match with a 25-15 win. The two teams are now tied for the district lead with one loss apiece in district

St. Amant was led by sophomore Gracie Duplechein (21 assists, 13 kills, 7 digs), Megan Benoit (11 digs, 9 blocks, 7 aces, 6 kills) and Aubrey Dwane (13 kills).

Dutchtown leaders included Zoe Wooten (11 kills, 8 digs), Lauren Launey (12 digs, 9 kills) and Kristyn St. Pierre with a match-high 27 assists.

This is the final week of the regular season for high school volleyball and district representatives must be reported by this Saturday to the LHSAA.

Pairings for the LHSAA’s volleyball playoffs will be announced Monday, Oct. 29. The LHSAA volleyball tournament is Nov. 8-10 at Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center.

PREP VOLLEYBALL SCOREBOARD

Played Monday, 10/15

East Ascension 3, Denham Springs 0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-22)

St. Amant 3, Walker 0 (25-7, 25-13, 25-14)

Ascension Catholic 3, St. Charles Catholic (25-19, 26-24, 25-21)

Played Tuesday, 10/16

Dutchtown 3, Riverside Academy 0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-22)

Ascension Catholic 3, White Castle 0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-22)

Denham Springs 3, Ascension Christian 0 (25-18, 25-11, 26-24)

Played Wednesday, 10/17

St. Amant 3, Dutchtown 1

Dutchtown 23 22 25 15

St. Amant 25 25 17 25

Team leaders: DUTCHTOWN: Zoe Wooten (11 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs, 4 blocks), Lauren Launey (9 kills, 1 aces, 12 digs, 1 block), Kristyn St. Pierre (2 kills, 27 assists, 10 digs); ST. AMANT: Gracie Duplechein (13 kills, 21 assists, 2 aces, 7 digs, 1 block), Aubrey Dwane (13 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs), Megan Benoit (6 kills, 1 assist, 7 aces, 11 digs, 9 blocks), Kirsten Savoy: 4 assists, 19 digs.

Team records: Dutchtown 27-4, 5-1 in district; St. Amant 15-13, 6-1 in district

East Ascension 3, University High 1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21)

Played Thursday, 10/18

Ascension Catholic 3, St. John 1

Ascension Catholic 25 25 18 25

St. John 22 22 25 20

Team leaders: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: Catherine Rome (17 kills, 15 assists, 3 aces), Isabelle Abadie (13 kills), Emme Medine (11 kills), Lauren Landry (26 assists), Alexia Leonard (16 digs); ST. JOHN: Katie Carville (27 assists, 2 aces), Alise Willie (14 kills, 4 blocks, 11 digs), Madison Young (8 kills, 3 blocks)

Ascension Christian 3, East Iberville 0

Ascension Christian 25 25 25

East Iberville 23 12 18

Team leaders: ASCENSION CHRISTIAN: Kylie Jones (7 aces, 9 kills, 11 digs), Macee Chenevert (8 kills, 2 digs), Elise Millet (5 aces, 8 kills)

Played Friday, 10/19

Dutchtown 2, Northshore 1 (25-22, 23-25, 15-8)

Mt. Carmel 2, East Ascension 0 (25-17, 25-21)

St. Thomas More 2, East Ascension 0 (25-12, 25-16)

PREP VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

Week 9 schedule

Schedule of games to be played in the Ascension parish area this week.

Monday, 10/22

Denham Springs at Dutchtown, 6 p.m.

East Ascension at Walker, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/23

Parkview Baptist at St. Amant, 6:00 p.m.

Ascension Christian at Ascension Catholic, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, 10/24

Dutchtown at East Ascension, 6 p.m.

St. Amant at Denham Springs, 6 p.m.

Destrehan at Ascension Catholic, 4 p.m.

End of Regular Season

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