DAPHNE, Ala.—The St. Luke's Episcopal Wildcats (Ranked No. 3 in Class 1A) continue to prey on larger game with a three-game sweep at Daphne Thursday night defeating the 6A Trojans 25-8, 25-23, 25-16. DHS nearly evened the match at 1-1 in game …
DAPHNE, Ala.—The St. Luke's Episcopal Wildcats (Ranked No. 3 in Class 1A) continue to prey on larger game with a three-game sweep at Daphne Thursday night defeating the 6A Trojans 25-8, 25-23, 25-16. DHS nearly evened the match at 1-1 in game two after a shaky start.
The Wildcats improved to 16-6 overall for second-year head coach Tammy Richardson while Daphne dropped to 6-19 overall and remain 2-2 in 6A Area 4. Edoli Herrion is in her fifth year as the Lady Trojans head coach.
Ashley Chapman had 13 kills, Catherine Milwee 16 digs and Ansleigh Dailey set 26 assists to lead the ‘Cats. Lady Trojans Cierra Harris scored nine kills with two blocks, Jordan Filotei picked up 14 digs and Suzanne Evans added 19 assists with three service aces.
Richardson took over the Wildcats varsity after assisting at Spanish Fort and directing the Toros under head coach Barclay Kercher for a year. St. Luke’s is in it’s fifth year as a high school.
"I thought we played really well in the first game of the match," Richardson said. "I thought we had a mental letdown in the last two games of the match however and the mental part of this sport is huge. We have to work more on finishing and making sure that we maintain the same level of competitiveness throughout the match."
The ‘Cats have defeated a number of larger schools this year including McGill-Toolen Catholic, Hoover and St. Paul’s but fell to 1A rival Addison early in the season.
"At this point, I think we are where we need to be," she added. "We don't need to peak too soon. We have some big tournaments coming up.”
Daphne plays 6A Area 4 and Eastern Shore rival Fairhope in the first round of the Battle for Spanish Fort tournament at SFHS Saturday at 8 a.m. The Lady Trojans then face Area 4 opponents Baldwin County in Bay Minette Tuesday and host Robertsdale Thursday. Both starts set for 5:30 p.m.
The Wildcats next match is set for Monday when they host Fruitdale’s Pirates at 4 p.m.