Teams complete busy tournament weekend
Kasey Laird thinks her Cabrini volleyball players are “going to kill me” because of all the close decisions they have pulled out. So far, the Crescents are doing just that to their opponents, not their first-year head coach.
Cabrini (8-3) ended the week by winning a tournament hosted by St. Joseph Academy. The Crescents defeated St. Scholastica (SSA), University Lab and the host school. All three games against SSA were extremely close.
There were two champions in the Catholic League tour- nament. On one side, Ursuline (13-4) won all five of its matches played at home and at Dominican. On the other, St. Thomas More remained unbeaten in 15 matches for the season by winning five more.
Ursuline and St. Thomas More did not compete against each other.
The highlight of the tournament was a “cat fight” between divisional state champions St. Thomas More, the highest ranked team in Division II, and Pope John Paul II, ranked No. 1 in Division IV.
The Cougars of STM claimed their half of the title by defeating the Lady Jaguars, 25-19, 24-26, 15-12.
The loss was the first for Pope John Paul II in 17 matches.
Looking ahead, Sacred Heart (12-3) has a key match at De La Salle on Sept. 29.
The Lady Cavs won three matches in the Catholic League tournament. Their only loss was to Notre Dame.
Academy of Our Lady enters the week with a 10-3 record and winner of four of its last five matches.
Mount Carmel will try to bounce back from a loss to St. Joseph’s when it visits Pope John Paul II on Sept. 22.