Lady Bulldogs earn their first district victory

Kyle Riviere
Ascension Catholic's straight-sets victory over White Castle. Photo by Chuck Montero.

Ascension Catholic was able to bounce back nicely after dropping their district opener on Sept. 19.

The Lady Bulldogs lost that contest in straight sets to De La Salle. It prevented them from locking up a three-match winning streak.

Despite the loss, Ascension Catholic was able to quickly right the ship.

They responded with a 3-1 victory over St. Charles by scores of 25-21, 18-25, 26-16 and 25-22.

When district play rolled back around, they were able to even up their record with a straight-sets victory over White Castle.

The Lady Bulldogs cruised to win the first two sets by 25-15 and 25-16 scores.

In the third set, they got heavy resistance from White Castle, but they were able to pull through and clinch the match with a 25-22 victory.

Ascension Catholic was led by Grace Villa and Rae'Shaun Melancon.

Each player had six kills. Villa had one ace and four digs, while Melancon had four aces, one dig and two blocks.

Mikayla Spano led the match with 21 assists. She also had three aces and a dig.

The victory over White Castle was Ascension Catholic's fourth in their last five matches.

It's a great way for the Lady Bulldogs to head into the heart of their district schedule.

Ascension Catholic now stands at 14-7 overall and an even 1-1 in league play.

Some of their upcoming games include a visit to non-district opponent Morgan City on Oct. 1, and a district road test at False River on Monday, Oct. 5.