Volleyball playoffs start this week

Kyle Riviere
Shayli Schutz (No. 9) and Toni Rodriguez (No. 25) helped St. Amant make school history and clinch the No. 2 seed in the state.

Things are about to get interesting. The volleyball playoffs are now under way, and the parish is very well-represented.

The St. Amant Lady Gators had another strong year and earned another district championship. They dominated most of their schedule and finished the season 32-5 overall with an unblemished record within the district.

On the heels of their exceptional play, they've earned the state's No. 2 playoff seeding. It's the highest seeding that any St. Amant volleyball squad has ever garnered.

With such a distinction, they will be able to enjoy a bye for the bi-district round.

For the second round, they will play the winner out of No. 15 Woodlawn and parish rival and No. 18 seed Dutchtown.

Dutchtown's bi-district game will be Thursday night at 6 p.m. at Woodlawn.

The winner will travel to St. Amant for the regional round of the playoffs. Regional round games start on Monday.

East Ascension was also awarded for their great year. They earned themselves a No. 7 seed and opening-round bye.

They await the winner out of No. 10 Northshore and No. 23 Acadiana.

The Lady Spartans as well as St. Amant will be looking for wins to punch their tickets to the LHSAA State Volleyball Tournament in the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on Nov. 8.

And in the 1A division, Ascension Christian also earned themselves a opening-round bye.

The Lady Lions finished the season as the No. 7 seed in the state. Just like St. Amant, it was the highest seeding they've ever achieved.

They'll rest up and prepare possibly for their parish counterpart. Tenth-seeded Ascension Catholic and No. 23 seed False River Academy will duke it out to see who will meet Ascension Christian with a state tournament berth on the line.