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PAHS Freshman breaks school record with 18 aces

Written by Claire Chenevert on .

Port Allen’s Lady Pels lost two of three games last week - against Episcopal and Plaquemine - while they defeated Istrouma.

Monday night, the ladies lost in three straight matches against the Episcopal Knights. The final scores were 25-9, 25-20, and 25-8.

Wednesday, the Lady Pels came away with their only win of the week to the Istrouma Indians, where Port Allen freshman Hannah Daigle broke a school record for the most number of aces during a game. 2012 alumni Gabby Thomas previously held the record with 15 aces which she set two years ago. Daigle scored 18 aces throughout the three matches, 15 of them consecutively.

“She did an excellent job,” said Coach Wayne Conaway. “She’s the leading server on the team, and she’s just a freshman. She will be a very good player.” Port Allen went on to dominate all three matches 25-14, 25-10, and 25-9.

“We did okay against Istrouma, but we had a rough game against Plaquemine,” said Coach Conaway.

The Lady Pels lost three of the four matches against Plaquemine’s Green Devils Thursday night. The Pelicans claimed a 25-23 victory in the first match, but Plaquemine went on to win the next three. The second match ended 25-14; the third, 25-18; and the fourth 25-20.

The JV team finished second place in the Redemptorist tournament on Saturday.

“I’d like to praise the girls who went to the JV tournament,” said Coach Conaway. “They did an excellent job, and they didn’t quit. They had a very good weekened.”

Port Allen beat Tara and Redemptorist, but lost to Parkview Baptist during the championship game.

This week, the Pelicans played Monday at Northeast, and will play Wednesday at Capitol as well participate in a weekend tournament at Dunham’s Think Pink Tournament.

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