The Lady Eagles eased out to a win in the first game but struggled in the second game winning by eight points.
Caroline Byrne was once again the leader in assists with 25, along with 10 aces and two digs.
The CCHS front line hammered the ball with Brienna Hill notching a team-high 10 kills with two blocks.
Meo Knight added six kills with eight digs and a block, and Geralyn Garrett had three kills with two aces.
“In this game we were working on some new things, we added a new defense we put in,” CCHS coach Kindra Halverson said. “We were trying that the whole night. We worked on keeping the middles in transition and playing our tempo the whole time. They did a very good job of that, but we kind of lulled off on that in the second game.”
CCHS has a trio of strong hitters in Hill, Garrett and Knight and that depth allows for one of them to take a breather at different times to maintain fresh legs.
“It’s pretty much the same rotation we had last year, but we’re definitely feeding Meo when she’s up front,” Halverson said. “Then trying to feed Gee as much as we can and going behind them a little bit more.”
Patterson is a much-improved team this season and has the potential for a playoff spot if they continue to improve throughout the season.
“We’ve been doing good, we were 2-1 until today, but Central Catholic has a lot of hitters,” PHS coach Annette Boudreaux said. “We missed a few serves I wasn’t satisfied with and we were a little rocky on the front row. Our back row has been doing good.”
Boudreaux chalked up the improvement from last year to the team buying into the concept of working together.
“A lot of it has to do with working better as a team,” Boudreaux said. “It’s not like we’re depending on one person.”
Patterson returns to action on Tuesday at home against West St. Mary at 4 p.m. and CCHS will compete in the Morgan City tournament starting with two games Thursday and two more on Saturday.
This will be the second weekend in a row with a tournament on the schedule. The tournament will pit the Lady Eagles against Vandebilt Catholic on Thursday at 3 p.m. The Lady Terriers dealt CCHS its only loss at the H.L. Bourgeois tournament this past weekend.
“We’ve been busy, we did well at the HLB tournament and improved from last year — which is all we can ask for,” Halverson said. “Last year I think we split our games at the tournament and this year we were 4-1. So that was good.”