Mount Carmel’s volleyball team shook off its first loss last week with a strong victory in their district opener against the Chalmette Owls on Tuesday in Chalmette.
Mount Carmel took the match in straight sets (25-13, 25-8, 25-14) to improve to 9-1.
Chalmette fell to 1-3.
“(Chalmette) is my alma mater, (so) coming here to play against my old coach is always fun for me,” Mount Carmel coach April Hagadone said. “They were really good defensively and made my hitters work. It was a good opener for our district.”
Chalmette stayed close early in the first set when it traded the first 13 points, but the Cubs pulled away after that.
“I have a lot of great leadership on the court,” Hagadone said. “The seniors really lifted them up, even if we got off key for a little while.”
Though the final score was lopsided, the Owls would not go down without a fight.
“Chalmette definitely had some good defense against us tonight,” Mount Carmel’s Katie Kampen said. “We had to earn every point. We were a little sloppy in the beginning, and we knew we had to come together to (win) those points.”
Kampen had a solid all-around game, registering 14 kills, one ace and one block. Marissa Lagasse led Mount Carmel with 15 kills and Jillian Clark contributed 33 assists. Kaitlyn LaCour led Chalmette with seven kills and an ace while Lamonica Hayward recorded five digs and two kills.
Mount Carmel will take on St. Scholastica at home at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Chalmette looks to bounce back against De La Salle at 5 p.m. Wednesday.