Rivals meet in Thursday's regular season finale with plenty at stake

Senior Izzy Clavenna and the Friars will face Ursuline on Thursday with the No. 2 seed and a first-round playoff home game on the line. (Photo by Preston Patton)
Senior Izzy Clavenna and the Friars will face Ursuline on Thursday with the No. 2 seed and a first-round playoff home game on the line. (Photo by Preston Patton)

For the first time in recent memory, the Bishop Lynch volleyball team will have something to play for in their regular-season finale. Thursday's home game against rival Ursuline should be wildly competitive, considering the winner clinches not only the No. 2 seed in the district but the right to host a first-round playoff game.

The Friars (24-11, 5-4) split their last two contests, winning last Thursday vs Parish by scores of 15-25, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-18, and falling to Prestonwood, 25-18, 15-25, 13-25, 25-15 and 15-12.

Prestonwood (9-0 district) has clinched the league title and top overall seed, while Bishop Lynch, Ursuline, and Parish are all 5-4. However, the Friars own the tiebreaker with Parish, thanks to a regular-season sweep of the Panthers. Ursuline won the first meeting with Bishop Lynch, climbing back from a 2-0 deficit to win three straight sets.

Bishop Lynch and Ursuline will take the court of the Competition Gym on Thursday at 6 pm. It will be Senior Night for the Friars and Future Friar Night for kids in grades K-8. It is also Camo Night as fans are encouraged to wear camouflage attire as Bishop Lynch looks to "Hunt the Bears."

The game is also available for live streaming on Bishop Lynch High School's channel on the NFHS Network, found here: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/bishop-lynch-high-school-dallas-tx.

 

FRIARS 3, PARISH 1

Lauryn Green (20 kills, 6 blocks) and Izzy Clavenna (24 digs, 18 kills, 3 aces) helped the Friars bounce back from an opening set loss to win three straight. Alex Galicia (29 assists, 15 digs), Izzy Aguilar (18 assists) and Harper McDonald (9 kills) were key contributors in the win.

 

PCA 3, FRIARS 2

Clavenna led the Friars 14 kills, Galicia had 17 assists and 12 digs to go with 2 aces and Sydney Broussard posted a team-high 17 digs. Green had 6 blocks but was only successful on 9 kills. Emma Cuneo had 4 blocks.