THE POST-SIGNAL / Chris Quebedeaux
Iota’s Lindsay Jordan (left) and Crowley High’s Martayshia Guidry battle at the net Tuesday during the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-0 victory over the Ladies in the opening round of the Division III playoffs.
Area volleyball teams advance in playoffs
CROWLEY – Kendall Miller and Lindsay Jordan combined for 19 kills to help lead the No. 13-seeded Iota Lady Bulldogs to a 3-0 sweep of No. 20 Crowley High Tuesday in the opening round of the Division III volleyball playoffs.
Crowley High finished the season with a record of 12-17.
Iota (18-18) will now take on the winner of last night’s first-round game between No. 4 Ursuline Academy and No. 29 West Feliciana. A victory by Ursuline would have the Lady Dogs traveling to New Orleans Friday for their regional round contest.
On Tuesday, the first set went back and forth with Crowley High actually taking a five-point lead (14-9) on a Khalee Meaux block.
The Lady Dogs battled back and eventually won the set, 25-23 on a kill by Amelie Armand.
Iota led by as many as nine in the second set and cruised to a 25-17 victory to take a commanding 2-0 advantage.
Armand served up 11 straight points to start the third and final set as the Lady Dogs closed out the match with a 25-11 victory.
Miller paced the Lady Dogs with 11 kills and Jordan had eight, including five in the final set. Jordan also had one block and seven digs.
Armand also had a big game with four kills, six aces, 12 assists and three digs.
Maci Wright added two kills and one block; Leah Hebert had two kills, one ace and six digs and Peyton Dubose also recorded a kill.
In addition, Ella Jabusch logged 10 assists and four digs; Annsley Gatte had one ace and 10 digs and Carly Mouton had nine digs.
Crowley High was led by Martayshia Guidry with six kills and six blocks and Jocelyn Marceaux with four kills, two blocks, one ace and eight digs.
Khalee Meaux followed with two kills and five blocks; Sophia Fontenot added one kill, two blocks, two aces and two digs and Tamayeia Guillory had one kill, one ace and eight digs.
Hannah Abshire led the team in digs with 13 and Spiritual Guidry had nine. Kayla McCoy rounded out the group with one ace and three digs.
NCS shuts out Slaughter
CROWLEY – The Northside Christian Lady Warriors made short work of Slaughter Community Charter Tuesday in the opening round of the Division V playoffs.
The Lady Warriors claimed a 25-10 victory in the opening set and then reeled off back-to-back 25-19 victories to close out the match.
The victory sends the Lady Warriors to 25-12 overall heading into Friday’s regional contest which will likely be at home against No. 10 Highland Baptist.
Brooke Guthrie led the charge for the Lady Warriors in the opener with nine kills, one block and one ace.
Riley Armstrong added four kills, three aces and eight assists and Madeline Dischler had four kills.
Kate Daigle, Brylynn George and Kamrie Breaux each recorded two kills and two aces. Daigle also had 10 digs, George added eight and Breaux had five.
Rory Thibodeaux was the digs leader with 19 to go along with four aces.
Abbygail Perry also had a kill, two digs, one ace and five assists and Ella Guidry logged two aces and one dig.
Lady Pios top Delcambre
CROWLEY – The Notre Dame Lady Pios, seeded No. 7 in Division IV, wasted little time in disposing of district foe Delcambre Tuesday in their playoff opener.
The Lady Pios dominated the first set, 25-3, and then took the next two, 25-13 and 25-6, to advance to the regional round.
The Lady Pios improved to 26-18 on the season with the win. They will take on either No. 10 Catholic of New Iberia or No. 23 Port Allen in their regional contest.
Those two teams played last night in their opening round match.
Unfortunately, no other information on Notre Dame’s first-round game was available as of press time.