Ursuline rolls to 3-0 victory _lowres

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- De La Salle's Joi Johnson, right, jumps for a kill attempt against Teurlings Catholic's Sadi Jones.

With Parkview Baptist’s 25-17, 25-15, 25-17 win over Rayne on Thursday in the Division III state quarterfinals, the Eagles will face Teurlings Catholic on Friday in a quarterfinal match at the LHSAA state volleyball tournament at the Kenner Pontchartrain Center.

“We’ve done a great job with our team, senior leadership,” said Parkview coach Becky Madden. “They work together. We’re a balanced team.”

It won’t be the first time the Eagles have seen the Rebels. The two teams met in a tournament earlier this year.

“We actually had a chance to play Teurlings earlier in the season,” Madden said. “It was at a tournament. We went three games, three sets. It was a close three games. We lost. So it’s hard to beat somebody twice.”

Teurlings Catholic is one game closer to winning a second consecutive state title and after taking a 2-0 lead on De La Salle, the Rebels swept the Cavaliers 25-20, 25-14, 25-19.

De La Salle cut the lead to 22-19 in the third and following a later hit by Mackenzie Marze, the Rebels were up 24-19.

“They’re a good team,” Teurlings Catholic coach Terry Hebert said. “I think they sensed that if they didn’t do it then, it would be tough for them to pull it out. They gained some momentum. We did a good job of settling in.”

Ursuline is also a step closer to the state title as the Lions swept Iota 25-18, 25-13, 25-11

“Well, we’ve got experience across the board with our sophomores last year that are now juniors,” Ursuline coach Jay Jay Juan said. “They’re picking up.” Juan said it was important for his four freshmen to get experience in the state tournament.

With the win the Lions will play E.D. White, a 25-9, 13-25, 25-10, 25-21 winner over Iota. Michelle Riviere led the Cardinals with 14 kills, seven blocks and two aces. For Lutcher, Jariel Tureaud had 17 kills and nine blocks.