The South Lafourche and Terrebonne High volleyball teams closed regular-season play Thursday evening with a District 6-II battle in Houma and a dominant service game and furious second set comeback allowed South Lafourche to sweep Terrebonne 25-19, 25-23, 25-17.

In doing so, the Lady Tarpons clinched a share of the District 6-II championship with Assumption.

Abigail Bouzigard sparked South Lafourche with 12 kills, seven blocks and nine digs, along with Taylor Toups (10 kills, 19 digs), Claire Chiasson (three kills, five aces, five digs) and Jacie LeBoeuf (24 digs).

Taylor Walls led Terrebonne with 15 kills and 21 digs, followed by Kirsten Crochet (17 digs) and Lauren Bergeron (27 assists).

“I’m proud of the way my girls played,” Lady Tarpons coach Jaime Cantrelle said. “Terrebonne played us really tough. They gave us trouble at points, but the girls fought back really hard and came back from a big deficit to pull off the win.”

“We fought well. We had our shots,” Terrebonne coach Craig Hamner said. “Second set we’re up 21-14, and we let them off the hook. We win that set this match goes a long way. We made some errors, and they pulled it out in the end.”

After going back-and-forth early in Set 1, South Lafourche (20-9 overall, 7-1 district) took control midway through. Marcelle Pitre (five kills, four digs) and Toups started a 13-7 run with three kills each, while Bouzigard blocked Walls for consecutive points, to take the set.

Terrebonne (23-16 overall, 4-4 district) led for most of Set 2. The Lady Tigers sprinted to a 5-1 start on a Hannah Liner ace. Halfway through, they went on an 8-2 run behind Walls and Inayah Pink each delivering consecutive kills for a 21-14 advantage.

However, South Lafourche ended the set on a 9-2 burst, including seven straight points. Bouzigard blasted five kills to tie the set at 22. Then three Terrebonne errors completed the Lady Tarpons rally to win the set.

“I called a timeout and told them to settle down, focus and get a good pass so we could run our offense,” Cantrelle said. “That’s exactly what they did. Once we got the ball, the girls started player harder at the net and kept scoring points for us.”

“We just made four or five errors in that stretch,” Hamner said. “When you make that many errors, you let them right back in it, the momentum swings and now you’re clawing just trying to finish the set out.”

South Lafourche trailed in the final set, dropping five of their nine aces in Set 3. They closed the match with five unanswered points, including a pair of Chiasson aces and a Toups block.

“They have some real nice hard consistent serves, got a couple of aces on them and help put our team ahead,” Cantrelle said. “Abigail was playing really big at the net, got quite a few blocks on her. It made a big difference for us.”

“They had some blocks but it was more because we were hitting the ball off the net,” Hamner said. “We weren’t getting good passes so we could get some sets and good swings.”

South Lafourche and Terrebonne are anticipating the LHSAA playoff announcements on Monday and preparing to make a deep run in the postseason

“We still have some things to work on in practice no matter who play. So we’re going to focus on that,” Cantrelle said. “Once we find out who we play when the bracket comes out, we’ll start talking strategy.”

“Part 1 of the season is over. Everybody’s in the same boat now,” Hamner said. “Win two and make it to the Pontchartrain Center. That’s our ultimate goal. From there, do our best and see if we can advance.”