Chalmette advanced in the Division I volleyball playoffs with a bidistrict home sweep of Hahnville on Wednesday night.
“It feels amazing,” said Chalmette’s Kelli Gallardo on moving to the next round. “We couldn’t be happier.”
Hahnville jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first game before Chalmette rallied to narrow the gap.
Hahnville led most of the early going until the Owls scored 10 points in a row to take a 22-15 lead.
Chalmette held on to take Game 1 25-19.
“I think once we settled in, we got comfortable enough to let it loose and play our game,” Chalmette coach Kelli Plaiscia said.
The two teams traded the first 10 points of the second game before Chalmette went on another huge run to go up 11-5, forcing a Hahnville timeout.
The Tigers clawed back to within 19-15 to keep the game close. However, Chalmette quickly took control again and won 25-17.
The third game started with Hahnville doing everything they could to stay alive.
The Tigers led on a couple of occasions, but Chalmette seized the momentum after falling behind 9-8 and went on an 8-2 run to tighten their hold on the match.
Hahnville made a furious late rally when they were down 21-12 to make the score 23-20, but Chalmette managed to hold on to take win the game 25-22 and take the match.
“I was a little nervous,” Plasicia said. “I had heard (Hahnville) was a team that never gave up, but I never (doubted) that we could do it.”
The 14th-seeded Owls will face off against No. 3 seed Barbe on Monday