Lady Broncos win playoff opener in straight sets

By By Warren Arceneaux / American Press

MOSS BLUFF — A little tinkering to the rotation paid off for the Sam Houston Broncos in a win over Academy of Our Lady Thursday

in the first round of the Division II volleyball playoffs.

The Broncos (19-18) won 25-15, 25-16, 31-29 to advance to the regional round. No. 13 Sam Houston will travel to play at No.

4 St. Scholastica in the next round.

Against Our Lady, the Broncos played a two-setter system, which the team had used only occasionally during the regular season.

“The girls did well. We minimized

hitting errors even though we still had a number of serving errors,”

said Broncos head coach

Rene Fontenot. “It was a new rotation we just started. We tried to

work a two-setter system to give us three hitters in the

front row at all times. That put us with a freshman and sophomore

out there, but they did well.

“We are getting a lot of good experience this year. This playoff experience is going to be a positive and hopefully we will

be able to build on it. They are coachable kids who try to do what we ask.”

Carleigh Chaumont led the Broncos with 10 kills, a block and four aces. Maddie Guillory added six kills and three aces. Sam

Trahan had six kills and two blocks.

The Broncos pulled way late in each of the first two sets, closing the first with a 7-2 flourish, the second with a 5-1 burst.

In the final game, the Penguins rallied from a 19-15 deficit and served for the game with a 29-28 lead, but Chaumont tied

the game with a kill and finished it off with an ace as the Broncos scored the final three points.

Madison Stein had an ace and three kills for Our Lady (13-19). Megan Dang had three aces and a kill.

St. Scholastica defeated the Broncos at the Newman tournament on Oct. 20. Fontenot said she hopes familiarity will help the


“Sometimes it is the fear of the unknown that makes them apprehensive,” said Fontenot. “We have seen them, I think we will

feel better.”

Bi-District Results

Division I

No. 1 Mount Carmel, bye

No. 17 Lafayette def. No. 16 New Iberia, 3-0

No. 9 Destrehan def. No.24 Chalmette, 3-0

No. 8 H.L. Bourgoeis, bye

No. 5 Dominican, bye

No. 12 Zachary def. No. 21 Hahnville, 3-1

No. 13 Archbishop Chapelle def. No. 20 Denham Springs, 3-0

No. 4 St. Joseph’s, bye

No. 3 Fontainebleau, bye

No. 14 Comeaux def. No. 19 Terrebonne, 3-1

No. 11 Covington def. No.22 Ponchatoula, 3-0

No. 6 Barbe, bye

No. 7 East Ascension, bye

No. 10 Northshore def. No. 23 Acadiana, 3-0

No. 18 Dutchtown def. No. 15 Woodlawn-Baton Rouge, 3-0

No. 2 St. Amant, bye

Division II

No. 1 St. Thomas More, bye

No. 17 Tara def. No. 16 Leesville, 3-1

No. 9 O.P. Walker def. No. 24 E. Jefferson 3-0

No. 8 Belle Chasse, bye

No. 5, Cabrini, bye

No. 21 Central-Baton Rouge at No. 12 Morgan City

No. 13 Sam Houston def. No. 20 Academy of Our Lady

No. 4 St. Scholastica, bye

No. 3 Breaux Bridge, bye

No. 14 Karr def. No. 19 Belaire, 3-1

No. 11 St. Michael def. No. 22 Pearl River, 3-0

No. 6 Assumption, bye

No. 7 Lutcher, bye

No. 10 McKinley def. No. 23 Broadmoor, 3-0

No. 18 Salmen def. No. 15 South Terrebonne, 3-0

No. 2 St Martinville, bye

Division III

No. 1 Ursuline Academy

No. 16 Westlake def. No. 17 Evangel, 3-0

No. 24 Loranger at No. 9 Lakeshore

No. 8 Parkview Baptist, bye

No. 5 St. Louis, bye

No. 12 Cecilia def. No. 21 West Feliciana, 3-0

No. 13 Iowa def. No. 20 Xavier Prep, 3-0

No. 4 Ben Franklin, bye

No. 3 Teurlings Catholic, bye

No. 14 Haynes Academy def. No. 19 Berwick, 3-0

No. 11 Lusher Charter def. No. 22 Church Point, 3-0

No. 6 Vandebilt Catholic, bye

No. 7 Rayne, bye

No. 10 Brusly def No. 23 Loyola Prep, 3-0

No. 15 DeQuincy def. No. 18 N. Vermilion 3-1

No. 2 E.D. White, bye

Division IV

No. 1 Notre Dame, bye

No. 16 Port Allen def. No. 17 W. St. Mary, 3-1

No. 9 McGehee def. No. 24 No. 24 Pope John Paul II, 3-0

No. 8 Runnels, bye

No. 5 John Curtis, bye

No. 12 St. Thomas Aquinas def. No. 21 No. 21 Redemptorist, 3-0

No. 13 Episcopal def. No. 20 Fisher, 3-0

No. 4 University, bye

No. 3 Newman, bye

No. 14 Northlake Christian def. No. 19 Dunham, 3-1

No. 22 St. Mary’s at Sacred Heart-New Orleans

No. 6 Iota, bye

No. 7 Riverside, bye

No. 10 Catholic-New Iberia def. No. 23 No. 23 Springfield, 3-0

No. 15 Thomas Jefferson def. No. 18 No. 18 St. Charles, 3-0

No. 2 DeLaSalle, bye

Division V

No. 1 Episcopal of Acadiana, bye

No. 16 White Castle def. No. 17 Patrick Taylor, 3-1

No. 9 Sacred Heart-GC def. No. 24 W. St. John, 3-0

No. 8 Catholic-Pointe Coupee, bye

No. 5 Ascension Episcopal

No. 21 Family Christian at No. 12 Northside Christian

No. 13 First Baptist Christian def. No. 20 Westminster, 3-0

No. 4 St. John, bye

No. 3 Central Catholic, bye

No. 19 Christian Life def. No. 14 Ecole Classique, 3-1

No. 22 Crescent City at No. 11 Archbishop Hannan

No. 6 St. Martin’s, bye

No. 7 Ascension Christian, bye

No. 10 Ascension Catholic 3, No. 23 False River, 3-0

No. 18 Delcambre def. No. 15 Lafayette Christian, 3-0

No. 2 Country Day, bye

Regional Round Pairings

Division I

No. 17 Lafayette at No. 1 Mount Carmel

No. 9 Destrehan at No. 8 H.L. Bourgeois

No. 12 Zachary at No. 5 Dominican

No. 13 Chapelle at No. 4 St. Joseph’s

No. 14 Comeaux at No. 3 Fontainebleau

No. 11 Covington at No. 6 Barbe, 5 p.m. Monday

No. 18 Dutchtown at No. 2 St. Amant

Division II

No. 17 Tara at No. 1 St. Thomas More

No. 9 O.P. Walker at No. 8 Belle Chasse

No. 21 Central-No. 12 Morgan City winner at No. 5 Cabrini

No. 13 Sam Houston at No. 4 St. Scholastica

No. 14 Karr at No. 3 Breaux Bridge

No. 11 St. Michael at No. 6 Assumption

No. 10 McKinley at No. 7 Lutcher

No. 18 Salmen at No. 2 St. Martinville

Division III

No. 16 Westlake at No. 1 Ursuline Academy

No. 9 Lakeshore-No. 24 Loranger winner at No. 8 Parkview Baptist

No. 12 Cecilia at No. 5 St. Louis, 6 p.m. Monday

No. 13 Iowa at No. 4 Ben Franklin, 4:30 p.m.

No. 14 Haynes Academy at No. 3 Teurlings Catholic

No. 11 Lusher Charter at No. 6 Vandebilt Catholic

No. 10 Brusly at No. 7 Rayne

No. 15 DeQuincy at No. 2 E.D. White, 5:30 p.m., Monday

Division IV

No. 16 Port Allen at No. 1 Notre Dame

No. 9 McGehee at No. 8 Runnels

No. 12 St. Thomas Aquinas at No. 5 John Curtis

No. 13 Episcopal at No. 4 University

No. 14 Northlake Christian at No. 3 Newman

No. 22 St. Mary’s-No.11 Sacred Heart-NO winner at No. 6 Iota

No. 10 Catholic-NI at No. 7 Riverside

No. 15 Thomas Jefferson at No. 2 DeLaSalle

Division V

No. 16 White Castle at No. 1 Episcopal of Acadiana

No. 9 Sacred Heart-GC at No. 8 Catholic-PC

No. 21 Family Christian at No. 12 Northside Christian winner at No. 5 Ascension Catholic

No. 13 First Baptist Christian at No. 4 St. John

No. 19 Christian Life at No. 3 Central Catholic

No. 11 Hannan at No. 6 St. Martin’s

No. 10 Ascension Catholic at No. 7 Ascension Christian

No. 18 Delcambre at No. 2 Country Day