There will be no return trip to the Division I championship match for St. Joseph’s.
The third-seeded Redstickers fell to No. 6 Archbishop Chapelle in the Division I state quarterfinals Thursday night.
The Chipmunks (21-16) defeated the Redstickers (28-12) in four games, 20-25, 25-20, 28-26 and 25-14.
Chapelle advances to the state quarterfinals Friday to take on the winner of No. 10 Comeaux and No. 2 Mandeville. The Division I semifinal is set to get underway at 3:30 p.m.
St. Joseph’s was led by Fran Okpalobi who had 11 kills and eight blocks. Erin Landry added nine kills and Hannah Beene had five blocks in the loss. Melanie Miller and Megan Welsh combined for 64 digs for the Redstickers.
It was a competitive match throughout with no team ever holding a lead bigger than five points in the first three games.
“We weren’t able to get off to quick starts in any of the games tonight,” SJA coach Sivi Miller said. “We seemed to be playing behind in all four games. It was a great game between two evenly matched teams, but give them (Archbishop Chapelle) credit. They stepped up and made the plays when they had to.
Barbe 3, St. Amant 0: Fourth-seeded Barbe easily advanced to the Division I semifinals with a three-game sweep of #5 St. Amant Thursday night.
The Bucs defeated the Gators 25-22, 25-23, 25-20 to advance to take on top-seeded Mount Carmel in the state semifinals Friday at 3:30 p.m..
Kristen Daniels led the Bucs (31-1) with 13 kills and Julia Papania had 14 digs in the win.
St. Amant (27-14) was led by Maggie Duplechein’s nine kills and 14 digs from Brianne Babin.
MANDEVILLE 3, COMEAUX 1: Second-seeded Mandeville defeated 10th-seeded Comeaux in four games (25-14, 23-25, 25-23, 25-16).
With the win, Mandeville (35-16) advances to take on Archbishop Chapelle in the state semifinals Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Mount Carmel 3, Northshore 0: Defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel had no trouble advancing to the state semifinals with an easy three-game win over No. 9 Northshore.
The Cubs (38-5) defeated the Panthers 25-10, 25-13 and 25-6 to advance to a semifinal against Barbe. Senior Kristen Nuss led the Cubs with 20 kills.
and Kristen Perry had 15 assists in the win.
Northshore (22-19) was led by Amanda Giardina’s seven kills and 12 assists from Annelise Vollenweider.