Lady Tigers cruise to easy win
Tue. October 09, 2012 at 11:02 a.m. | By Keyon Jeff/Sports Correspondent
The Terrebonne High volleyball team cruised Monday afternoon to an easy home victory over District 5-I foe Central Lafourche in straight sets 25-9, 25-10, 25-18.
Senior Darian Dees steered the Lady Tigers effort with 14 kills. Loretta Maddox tallied eight kills; Cece Hazard seven kills; Randi Usie four aces, and Brittney Gros and Kase Ordoyne had eight digs each.
"Overall, I thought we played well, played a complete game," Terrebonne head coach Craig Hamner said. "We attacked well, and it came from different spots around the court, not just from one person."
Sloane Robicheaux and Brooke Canter led Central Lafourche with three kills each.
Terrebonne (11-14 overall, 4-1 in district) jumped out on the Lady Trojans from the outset. Back-to-back kills from Dees gave the Tigers an early 7-3 lead in Game 1. Central Lafourche's offense suffered a major blow when junior setter Sloane Ledet had to go the bench midway through the set.
Terrebonne took advantage by forcing eight Lady Trojans hitting errors and going on a 12-1 run to finish the game, capped by consecutive aces by Usie.
"When we lost our setter during the first game it really hurt us hard," Central Lafourche assistant coach Brandy Wiley said. "We were still adjusting in the second game, and by the third game, we were trying to put something together."
The Lady Tigers continued to dictate the tempo in Game 2, going on a 13-2 streak to outpace Central Lafourche. Terrebonne got contributes from Kellie Scoby (three aces) and Courtney Guidroz (two aces) during the stretch.
"Kellie, Loretta and Cece really hit the ball well for us. Brittney had a real good game passing. It was a team effort," Hamner explained. "I only wished we had served better."
Central Lafourche (3-16, 1-4 district) showed spunk in Game 3, scoring the first four points of the set and building a 9-6 lead. At that point Terrebonne ran off five unanswered points—all on Lady Trojan hitting errors—to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Central Lafourche came as close as 21-18 before the Lady Tigers scored the final four points to win the match.
"We gave more effort towards the third game, as opposed to the first and second games," Wiley said. "I'm proud of them for staying competitive and not giving up."
Terrebonne is hosting another crucial district game today when they face archrival H.L. Bourgeois. Despite its importance, Hamner is looking at the bigger picture for his club.
"We're just trying to stay on a roll and find ways to win games," he said. "Every game is big for us right now. So we just have to carry on the momentum and play hard. That's all I'm looking for.
PATTERSON DEF. COVENANT CHRISTIAN
At Patterson, the Lady Lions fell to 4-5 after the 25-17, 25-17, 25-11 loss.
Kelsey Bourg had 15 assists for the Lady Lions and Naomi Trujillo added nine digs and seven kills. CCA added a nondistrict match at Terrebonne on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Two nondistrict volleyball matches involving area teams were not played on Monday.
The Vandebilt Catholic at Houma Christian School match was not played because of exams at Houma Christian, and it will not be made up, and the Ellender at East St. John match was not played because of damage to the East St. John gym following Hurricane Isaac.
A make-up date for the match has not been set.
— Kelly McElroy, Staff Writer.