The Chapelle volleyball team advanced to the regional round of the playoffs after sweeping Central Lafourche 3-0 in a Division I bidistrict match Tuesday night.
“We were able to pick up our momentum when we needed to,” Chapelle coach Shannon Spafford said. “We didn’t their weird plays get us down or flustered. We maintained our composure, kept up the communication and trusted and relied on each other.”
Chapelle doubled the Trojans 8-4 in Game 1 before a Central Lafourche timeout. Central Lafourche got two immediate points, but 8-6 was as close as it would get the rest of the game. Chapelle dominated from that point and won the game 25-12.
Game 2 was tightly contested most of the way until Central Lafourche closed the gap to 13-12.
Chapelle then went on a run that included scoring the final eight points to win the game.
With their backs against the wall, the Trojans played their fiercest game in Game 3. They traded the first 20 points with the Chipmunks and held the lead twice. But Chapelle rallied to take a 14-11 lead and forced a Central Lafourche timeout. Once again, Chapelle pulled away late and took the game, and the match, winning 25-18.
“We focused on our side of the net instead of what they were doing,” said Chapelle’s Kayla Jones, who had 13 kills.
The ninth-seeded Chipmunks will take on eight-seeded Northshore in their next match.
“We’re all really excited,” said Jones.
“We’re pretty pumped. We’ll be ready.”