Friars move into second place, complete season sweep of Parish

The Friars completed a season sweep of Parish Episcopal on Tuesday and stepped up from third into second place. (Photo by Preston Patton)
The Friars completed a season sweep of Parish Episcopal on Tuesday and stepped up from third into second place. (Photo by Preston Patton)

Coming home was just what Bishop Lynch needed to get back on track as the volleyball postseason nears. 

The Friars (24-10, 5-3) had lost three straight to fall from first to third in the district standings, but bounced back Tuesday for a 3-1 win over Parish Episcopal, knocking the Panthers down to third while regaining some footing and stepping into second place.

After dropping the opening set, the Friars bounced back to top Parish by scores of 15-25, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-18. This coming just a few days after a 3-2 loss at John Paul II, the Friars' first-ever loss to the Cardinals. Bishop Lynch let a 2-0 match lead slip away for the second straight outing.

The Friars are off Thursday but conclude the regular season next week with big home dates against Prestonwood Christian on Tuesday and Ursuline Academy on Oct. 18.

District leader Prestonwood Christian (7-0) can clinch the district title with a win in any of its last three contests. The Friars are second at 5-3, followed by Parish Episcopal and Ursuline at 4-3, John Paul II (2-5) and Bishop Dunne (0-8).

 

• JOHN PAUL II 3, FRIARS 2

Izzy Clavenna (23 kills) and Lauryn Green (17 kills, 7 blocks) led the offensive attack. Izzy Aguilar (21 assists, 16 digs) and Elizabeth Edwards (18 assists) were big in the contest and Sydney Broussard (20 digs) played solid defense. 

 

• FRIARS 3, PARISH 1 

Green (20 kills, 6 blocks) and Clavenna (18) were big again while Alex Galicia (29 assists, 15 digs) returned from injury to play a major role. Aguilar (18 assists) and Emma Cuneo (.545 hit %) were also key contributors in the 3-1 win.