Morgan City will take on No. 1 Teurlings

They make you defend from pin to pin and don’t give up on anything.

Morgan City High School will try to slay a giant today when they travel to take on Division 3’s top seed, Teurlings Catholic, in the regional round of the prep volleyball postseason.

While the Lady Tigers, the No. 16 seed, enter the regional round following a 25-14, 25-17, 25-16 win against No. 17 Evangel Christian Academy on Thursday in the bi-district round.

Teurlings Catholic (35-4) received a bye in the first round.

“They make you defend from pin to pin and don’t give up on anything,” Morgan City coach Christy Theriot said of today’s opponent.

To have a chance to win today, Theriot said her squad would have to pass well, limit their unforced errors and connect on kills.

“To be (to) able run some sort of fast-paced offense, we need to pass well,” she said. “Consistent tough serving will also be important.”

Morgan City and Teurlings have several opponents in common this year, including the Lady Tigers’ district foes, No. 2 ranked E.D. White, No. 4 ranked Lutcher and No. 11 Berwick; as well as Division 5’s third-

ranked squad, Ascension Episcopal.

While the Lady Tigers fell to all of these opponents, Ascension Episcopal also handed Teurlings one of its losses this season.

Teurlings defeated these other squads, as well as East Ascension, Division 1’s fourth-ranked squad, as well and twice knocked off St. Thomas More, Division 2’s top squad.

In Morgan City’s win Thursday, Jaivieanna Jones led the Lady Tigers with 12 kills, while she also contributed one block and a dig.

Other top contributors included Brandi Ingram, seven aces, nine kills, a block assist and five digs; Liner, an ace, seven kills and four digs; Prince, five aces, one kill, a block assist, two assists and eight digs; Layne

Reynaud, one ace, five kills, one block, 20 assists and four digs; Marilynn Bailey, four aces, two kills and 11 digs; and Savannah Loupe, seven digs.

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