(4) De La Salle 3, (5) Westlake 2
At Pontchartrain Middle, Thursday (Nov. 8), Division IV quarterfinal match
HOW THE GAME WAS WON: Four KEY MOMENTS
* The fifth-seeded Westlake Rams shocked De La Salle by successful the primary set, 25-17 and used their crisp passing and correct assault to set the tone. Jenna Johnson led the offensive assault with 23 kills and Keondra Johnson was subsequent with 20. Defensively, the Rams had been supported by Riley Rhodes with 14 digs and Jena Johnson was subsequent with 12. Kenedee Morris and Rhodes had 24 assists every to spherical out the trouble.
* The momentum shift clearly belonged to the De La Salle Cavaliers, who gained the following two units to take a 2-1 as they threatened it finish the match in 4. That surge was due partly to Jewell Johnson, who led the staff with 15 kills and 9 blocks. Lainey Robertson guided the offense with 31 assists whereas Taylor Edwards had 15 digs and Skyler Miller contributed 12.
* Westlake wasn’t about to go away, and within the fourth set, they regained the shape which had labored effectively for them of their first set victor. It was a dominant efficiency during which they led for a majority of the set, cruising to a 25-15 win to power the match right into a fifth and deciding set.
* It wasn’t shocking that the Cavaliers and Rams butted heads, taking part in to a 9-9 tie. It was at that time that the Cavaliers rediscovered their magic to win six of the following eight factors to shut out the fifth sport, 15-11, and clinch the match.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Jewell Johnson, De La Salle
The proficient senior confirmed up in nearly each class for the Cavaliers on the prime of three totally different statistical classes. She led with 15 kills, 9 blocks, and two aces within the five-set victory. Her efforts helped the staff survive a prolonged battle to achieve the semifinal spherical.
Data: De La Salle (24-11); Westlake (30-8)
SCORE BY SET
Westlake |25|19|22|25|11 – 2
De La Salle |15|25|25|15|15 – 3
NEXT UP: De La Salle will tackle top-seeded Vandebilt Catholic within the Division III semifinals on Friday at 11:50 again right here within the Ponchartrain Middle.