Ascension Catholic volleyball team continues to roll

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Photo by Chuck Montero.

The Ascension Catholic Lady Bulldogs have continued their stellar play at the right time.

After dropping their first district matchup against De La Salle, they then won three straight league games.

Their win against district foe White Castle clinched five victories in their previous six matches.

Ascension Catholic stepped up in classification to play parish foe Dutchtown on Sept. 29.

The Lady Bulldogs dropped the non-district clash in three sets.

Dutchtown took the first two sets comfortably by 25-16 and 25-17 margins.

Ascension Catholic fought hard in the third, but the Lady Griffins edged them out and closed out the match by a 25-23 score.

Kristen Thompson had a big evening for Dutchtown as she collected a team-high 14 kills and 16 assists. She also came through with three blocks.

As for the Lady Bulldogs, Grace Villa had a tremendous outing as she came through with a match-high 15 kills. She also chipped in with seven digs.

Rae'Shaun Melancon had three kills, three blocks and two digs.

Michayla Spano had a match-high 23 assists. She added eight digs.

Despite the loss, Ascension Catholic responded in their next two matches.

First, they went on the road to face Morgan City. It was a tough five-set affair where the Lady Bulldogs had to bounce back from losing the opening set, 25-20.

They won two thrilling sets by scores of 25-21 and 29-27 scores before Morgan City forced a decisive fifth set with a 25-18 victory.

Finally, in the final frame, Ascension Catholic pulled out the win with a 15-10 score.

They then followed that up with an easy straight-sets victory over district cohort False River by scores of 25-14, 25-12 and 25-8.

That win against the Lady Gators brought their overall record to 17-8 and 3-1 district play.

Ascension Catholic will continue league play next week as they host White Castle on Monday, Oct. 12.