Though Hahnville rode a positive wave into the start of district play last week by after sweeping archrival Destrehan, it’s been a rocky start to district play for the Tigers.
HHS fell in a pair of hard-fought district matches, first to Terrebonne in five sets, 19-25, 25-13, 28-26, 23-25 and 15-13, and then to rival H.L. Bourgeois in another match that went the distance, 21-25, 26-24, 25-15, 24-26 and 15-9.
While Hahnville has won District 6-1in two of the past three years, Bourgeois won the other. The Tigers must now battle back from an 0-2 hole in league play. The losses dropped the Tigers to .500 overall with a 10-10 record.
Hahnville coach Mendi LeBouef said her team has the tools to make a push in district, but have to find more consistency in their game.
“I think we do a lot of things well, but it’s a question of consistency. Serving, serve receive … we need to minimize the unforced errors. That’s the big thing for us. Some areas offensively, serve receive, passing, we’re working really hard to improve on those things going forward,” she said.
Against Destrehan, the Tigers earned a three game sweep, 25-11, 25-20 and 25-20.
The match was a non-district contest, as for the first time in a long time, Hahnville and Destrehan find themselves in different districts this season.
The Tigers took control early in a decisive first game, then warded off a Wildcats team that regrouped and played as a stronger unit in games two and three.
HHS’ Brianna Plaisance led the Tigers with 11 kills and six aces, while Yelah Moses, Danae Lorio and Chelsea Plaisance each had five kills. Bailey Roux had 24 assists.
“It’s always a great game for our program, for our community … I thought we executed relatively well,” said LeBouef. “We weren’t mistake free, but we minimized the errors early and it allowed us to get out to a big lead. I thought Destrehan played better from there and the second and third sets were back and forth, really fun.”