Prep volleyball state playoff pairings released


The Louisiana High School Athletic Association released its pairings for the high school volleyball playoff brackets today.

Eight local volleyball teams advanced to the playoffs, and the Top 8 teams in each division earned first-round byes.

In Division I, No. 6 H.L. Bourgeois earned a first-round bye and will host the winner of No. 22 New Iberia at No. 11 Destrehan in the second-round.

In Division I, No. 17 McKinley will travel to No. 16 Terrebonne at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the first-round, while No. 20 Central Lafourche will play at No. 8 Dutchtown at 6 p.m. Thursday in the first-round.

In Division II, No. 6 Vandebilt Catholic and No. 8 South Terrebonne each received first-round byes.

Vandebilt will host the winner of the No. 22 East Jefferson at No. 11 St. Michael High of Baton Rouge first-round match in the second round, while South Terrebonne will host the winner of the No. 23 Salmen at No. 9 Cabrini in the second-round.

Also in Division II, No. 23 West Jefferson will travel to No. 10 Assumption in a first-round match. The game date and time have yet to be determined.

In Division III, No. 2 E.D. White Catholic earned a first-round bye and will host the winner of No. 18 Thomas Jefferson at No. 15 Lusher Charter in the second-round.

In Division V, No. 17 Ecole Classique will travel to No. 16 Houma Christian in the first-round at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

All first-round playoff matches must be played by Thursday, and all second-round matches must be completed by Nov. 11.

The LHSAA state volleyball tournament will be held on Nov. 14-16 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.