Hahnville earns victory to continue strong season

Kourtney Irons of Hahnville

Mariah Mott’s match-high 21 kills led the way as Hahnville defeated host St. Charles Catholic Tuesday night in four games, 25-19, 25-27, 25-18 and 25-11.

Mott and the Tigers are 19-8 after the win, continuing their strong start to the season while meshing a group of talented underclassmen with a strong senior core.

Tuesday night’s matchup saw Hahnville head coach Mendi LeBoeuf match up her team with a Comets club guided by former Destrehan head coach Edward Borgstede, who departed DHS to lead the St. Charles Catholic program.

“It was a good match. We came out and did a good job taking charge of the first set … St. Charles works hard, battles and defends well and they fought back,” LeBoeuf said. “We ended up on the losing end of the second game and we went back and forth a bit there. I think we found some consistency over the last two and put more pressure on them in those games.”

Ebby Zeringue tallied 27 assists for the Tigers in the win, many of those to Mott, a rising sophomore outside hitter who has rapidly grown into a lead offensive role as the season has gone on.

“She had a huge night, and to be honest, she’s been having a lot of huge matches,” LeBoeuf said. “She continues to grow and grow and grow … she’s so dynamic offensively.”

Leboeuf said the sophomore is athletic with the ability to hit the ball hard. But where she’s come the furthest, the coach continued, is in knowing when to apply that hard-hitting skill.

“She’s learning to control it within the system … before she was hitting a lot of balls out, now she’s making better choices as to what she can hit hard, what she can really swing at, and it’s had a dramatic effect on her efficiency,” LeBoeuf said.

 

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