By Chad DeRousselle
As a result of a dozen strong freshman scores at tryouts in May and a deep returning squad, the DeQuincy High School Volleyball team has a roster of 30 talented players.
Along with that talent, the girls faithfully attended summer league play to put action behind their commitment to have a good season. We had great matches against Rayne, Barbe, St Louis, and Jennings over many pairings.
With this foundation we had our first scrimmage with Sam Houston. Church Point also scheduled but could not attend due to flooding.
Our JV won easily 25-16, 25-14 with Megan Dyer running the offense well as our setter. Madison Steward playing middle blocker wreaked havoc on the net and Reeghan Lacour delivered lasers on her serves. Savannah Bailey had her career best day at outside hitter.
The varsity had their hands full with the size and strength of a Sam Houston team that towered over them at the net.
We won an exciting first set 26-24, followed by a Bronco onslaught 16-26, 14-25, 18-25. Our team captain and middle blocker, Ashlyn Smart challenged well, while Brenan Marcantel and Charley Lewis had a good working as our setters. Jaila Parker has stepped up her contributions to our defense from her return to the Libero position and Ashlan Marcantel had a very solid career best day at outside hitter both on offense and defense.
Next up is a trip next Saturday to Crowley for a scrimmage with North Vermilion and Northside Christian. Our season opener will be on the road at Church Point Tuesday, Aug. 30 followed by our home opener on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at DHS against Crowley HS.
As always the community support is appreciated. We have a need for an adult scorekeeper. If anyone is interested, call the school at 337-217-4770.