St. Amant volleyball takes win over East Ascension

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St. Amant’s players celebrate during a recent game. The Gators (18-1) lost for the first time this season last week.

St. Amant bounced back from the first loss of the volleyball season with a 3-0 win over East Ascension Tuesday.

The Lady Gators, who won their first 17 games, were coming off a 3-1 loss to Destrehan. St. Amant, the two-time defending district champions, improved to 19-1 overall and 2-1 in Division I-Class 5A, District 3. Destrehan remains unbeaten in district play, while St. Amant and East Ascension are tied at second place.

St. Amant topped East Ascension with scores of 25-23, 25-18 and 25-19.

St. Amant's Maddy Reardon finished with a team-high 16 kills, seven digs and two blocks. Toni Rodriguez contributed nine kills, three blocks and two aces for the Gators. Brooke deVeer chipped in seven kills and three blocks. Kelly Young had 27 assists and five digs.

East Ascension was coming off of a win over Ascension Parish rival Dutchtown in an earlier district match. The Spartans dropped to 20-7 overall and 2-1 in district.

The tightest match was the first game, which featured 14 tie scores.

Alecia Gutierrez led the Spartans with 11 kills and four digs. Kandis Carter added six kils and three blocks. Celeste Fenley finished with 20 assists.

St. Amant coach Allison Didier Leake, who led the Gators to the Division I quarterfinalds last season, said the team has hopes to make a deep run into the playoffs. This year's squad has five starters returning.

East Ascension coach Jamie Gilmore, who guided the Spartans to the playoffs a season ago, said the team didn't play their normal game.

Volleyball results

East Ascension 3, St. Michael 0

Game scores: 25-13, 25-16, 25-22

Team leaders: East Ascension: G. Gutierrez (10 digs, 4 aces) T. Vincik (6 kills, 2 blocks), D. Watts (6 kills, 3 blocks); ST. MICHAEL: A. Gaudet (18 assists, 4 kills, 4 digs), M. Gremillion (5 digs, 5 kills, 2 aces), C. Bourgeois (8 digs, 2 kills, blocks).

Team records: St. Michael 7-10, East Ascension 17-6

St. John 3, Ascension Catholic 2

Game scores: 25-18, 25-18, 18-25, 19-25, 15-11

Team leaders: ST. JOHN: J. Brown (9 kills, 3 aces, 15 digs), K. Theriot (2 kills, 2 aces, 35 digs), V. Weaver (10 kills, 2 digs).

Destrehan 3, St. Amant 1

Game scores:?25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 25-19

Team leaders:?DESTREHAN:?R. Sill (22 kills, 4 aces, 20 digs); C. Beck (42 assists). ST. AMANT:?T. Rodriguez (11 kills, 1 ace, 6 blocks); A. Decoteau (1 kill, 1 ace, 14 digs); K. Braud (5 kills, 10 digs).

Team records:?St. Amant 17-1 (1-1); Destrehan 16-2 (2-0).

St. Amant 3, St. Thomas Aquinas 0

Game scores:?25-15, 25-18, 27-25

Team leaders:?ST. AMANT:?T. Rodriguez (13 kills, 3 aces, 3 blocks); B. deVeer (12 kills, 2 digs, 4 blocks); K. Young (2 kills, 29 assists, 2 aces, 6 digs); ST. THOMAS AQUINAS:?B. Balser (14 kills, 3 aces, 6 digs, 2 blocks); J. Willis (7 digs), A. von Almen (12 digs).

Records:?St. Amant 18-1.

Catholic Pointe Coupee 3, Ascension Catholic 0

Game scores: 25-10, 25-22, 25-21

Team leaders: CPC:?K. Caillet (7 kills), N. Verzyvelte (5 kills), K. Nailon (20 assists, 12 digs). AC:?C. Roudeze (6 kills), M. Canatella  (5 kills, 11 assists), S. Greggori (15 digs).

St. Amant 3, East St. John 0

Game scores:?25-20, 25-12, 25-16

Team leaders:?ST. AMANT:?T. Rodriguez (10 kills, 2 digs, 1 block), M. Reardon (9 kills, 3 aces, 3 digs), K. Young (1 kills, 28 assists, 2 aces, 2 digs).

Ascension Christian 3, Family Christian 2

Game scores:?18-25, 18-25, 25-10, 25-16, 15-5

Team leaders:?ACH:?V. Schexnayder (2 aces, 5 kills, 1 dig, 6 assists), R. Jones (3 aces, 5 kills, 1 block, 2 digs, 11 assists), S. Sehon (4 aces, 6 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs); FCA:?K. Price (3 aces, 6 kills, 14 digs, 1 assist), D. Vavvesseur (3 aces, 7 kills, 11 digs, 1 assist), B. George (3 aces, 4 kills, 6 digs, 7 assists).

Ascension Chrisitan 3, Christian Life 0

Game scores:?25-21, 25-15, 25-16

Team leaders:?ACH:?V. Schexnayder (4 aces, 35 kills, 1 dig, 10 assists), R. Jones (2 aces, 10 kills, 3 digs, 8 assists), C. Swanson (1 ace, 5 kills, 6 digs).

East Ascension’s Tori Vincik goes up for the ball as coaches Amy Pitre and Jamie Gilmore look on during a recent game.