Five parish volleyball teams make the playoff field

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
With a No. 4 seeding, St. Amant heads into the playoffs as the top-ranked team in the parish. Photo by Dewey Keller.

The LHSAA volleyball playoff brackets were released Monday afternoon, and five Ascension squads earned themselves a spot in the postseason field.

In Division V, two parish teams made it into the mix.

Ascension Catholic's strong play throughout the year earned them the second-highest seeding in the parish as they fell at No. 7. The strong ranking rewarded them with a first-round bye.

The Lady Bulldogs had a tremendous year--finishing 20-16 overall with a very tough non-district schedule. They finished 6-2 in the district tilt--which resulted in a three-way tie for the title with St. John and Catholic of Pointe Coupee.

Ascension Catholic will play the winner of the Central Catholic vs. West St. John match in the second round.

Also in Division V, Ascension Christian made the playoff field as a No. 18 seed.

The Lady Lions got off to a horrid 0-8 start, but they played much better toward the end of the year. Even though they finished just 8-19 overall, they went 5-1 in their district and shared the title with Family Christian.

Ascension Christian drew a first-round matchup with No. 15 White Castle--a team that went just 12-15 during the year.

St. Amant was crowned with the best seeding in the parish. The Lady Gators were ranked No. 4 in Division I. As a result of their high seeding, they were rewarded with a first-round bye.

St. Amant had another strong year. Despite a very challenging schedule, they were able to compile a 29-11 record, and they ended the regular season by winning nine of their final 10 matches.

Once again, they won the district title by going a perfect 8-0.

In the second round, they'll play the winner of the first-round matchup between No. 13 East Ascension and No. 20 Slidell.

The Lady Spartans were given the No. 13 seeding after finishing the year 24-16 with a 4-4 mark within the district.

They're hosting a Slidell team that finished the regular season 18-15.

Finally, Dutchtown earned the No. 11 seeding in Division I.

The Lady Griffins finished the regular season 25-16, and they earned a second-place finish in the district with a record of 6-2.

They drew a first-round matchup with No. 22 Woodlawn. The Lady Panthers head into the playoffs at 26-14 on the strength of a four-match winning streak.