Episcopal had no answer for a dominant Archbishop Hannan defensive effort, falling to the No. 2 seed in three games, 14-25, 18-25 and 18-25 in the Division IV quarterfinals.
“Unfortunately it just took us a long time to get comfortable,” Episcopal coach Briget Melancon said. “It took us too long to get comfortable with the match and the opponent we were playing. We started to settle down and had we competed like we did late earlier in the match it would have been a different situation.”
Episcopal (26-11) only led 1-0 in the opening game of the match. Hannan led early in game one 10-3 and jumped out to a 23-9 first game lead to come away victorious.
Senior Courtney Gregoire led Episcopal with 19 digs, eight kills and a pair of blocks.
Senior Caroline Counts finished with nine assists and sophomore Femke Maasen- Vetters had six assists.
Pope John Paul II 3, Newman 0: In a rematch of the Division IV state championship game from a year ago, the Jaguars (37-2) easily dispatched Newman in three games, 25-13, 25-19 and 25-6.
Milayne Danna led PJP with 29 assists. Julia Nelson had 11 assists for Newman.
Notre Dame 3, Riverside 0: Grace Morgan, who signed with Rice on Wednesday, finished with 12 kills and six blocks to lead the Pioneers (32-8).
Sydney Joseph’s 12 kills and Abby Bourgeois’ 20 assists led Riverside (25-15).
Sacred Heart 3, John Curtis 1: The Cardinals dropped the first game then rallied to take the next three to oust the Patriots.
Sacred Heart (30-10), the No. 4 seed, advances to Friday’s 10 a.m. semifinal to play top-seed Pope John Paul II.
Curtis finished 29-16.