A second set scare wasn’t enough to derail the Brusly Lady Panthers on their way to a 3-0 win at home over Catholic-Pointe Coupee Tuesday night.
Brusly (4-1) won by scores of 25-12, 28-26 and 25-9. The win marked the second straight victory for the Lady Panthers.
In the second set, Brusly jumped out to a 12-3 lead, but Catholic-Pointe Coupee stormed back and took a brief 20-19 advantage late in the set. Despite the comeback, the Lady Panthers were able to stave off the visitors’ comeback attempt.
“We are one of those teams who are always going to swing no matter what and unfortunately there were a couple that we swung that just didn’t go in,” Brusly head coach Kayla Sarradet said of the second set. “We had a lot of long balls that we couldn’t get in, but we adjusted.”
Brusly reeled off two wins to start the season, but suffered the first loss of the year Aug. 30 against Dutchtown. Since that loss, the Lady Panthers have won six straight sets.
“Dutchtown is a really good team. They’re one of the best we’ve seen in a long time,” Sarradet said. “It’s about picking up our defense and being able to swing against good hitters and hitting around blocks and getting our blocks up in time.”
Mallary Thibodeaux led the way with seven kills, three aces, three blocks, four digs and 10 assists.
Mary-Cathryn Comeaux had 10 assists to go with seven digs, three kills and an ace. Alivia Hebert had nine digs, two assists and two kills.
Haley Joffrion added six kills.
Brusly aims for three straight wins when they travel to face St. John tonight at 6.