Ladies Earn 3-2 Victory over Oakland
Saturday, October 28, 2006

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Lauren Fielding set a new
single-game record for digs

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Led by a record-breaking performance by Lauren Fielding, the Centenary volleyball team (11-20, 2-7) defeated Oakland University (1-21, 0-9), 3-2, Saturday at the Gold Dome.

After falling in the third and fourth games, the Ladies came back to win the fifth and deciding game to capture the Mid-Continent Conference victory.

Playing a key role in the fifth game, Fielding broke the Centenary single-game record for digs in a game in Saturday’s win over the Golden Grizzlies. The Plano, Texas, native, recorded 37 digs Saturday, including five in the fifth game.

With Oakland leading 12-7, three points away from victory, Centenary started its comeback run led by a kill by Danielle Bochat (Boerne, Texas/Boerne) to cut the deficit to four. After Bochat’s kill, the Ladies miraculously scored seven-straight points to capture the fifth game and win the match. Bochat picked up four kills during the decisive final run, leading all players in the fifth game with six kills.

On the final play, with Centenary leading 14-12, Oakland sophomore Leah Dupuie’s attempt for a kill was blocked by Ashlee Freeman (Houston/Bellaire) and Lindsay Bekelja (League City, Texas/Clear Creek), sealing the game for the Ladies.

Capturing the first game, 30-24, Centenary used a 4-0 run at the end of the second game, led by three kills by freshman Sarah Chambers (Plano, Texas/Plano West Senior), to go up two games on the Golden Grizzlies.

Leading by two games, Centenary fell in the third game, 30-24, as the two teams played even.

In the fourth game, the Ladies led 14-13, but surrendered five consecutive points on two occasions, losing the game, 30-24, and forcing a fifth game. During the two runs for the Golden Grizzlies, Centenary was plagued by several attacking errors, hitting .000 for the game.

Oakland hit .124 for the match to .118 for Centenary. The Golden Grizzlies had a 60-54 advantage in kills and a 17-10 margin in ace serves. Oakland gave up 19 service errors to five for the Ladies.

Defensively, Centenary had an 80-74 edge in digs, led by Fielding’s record-breaking performance.

Centenary goes on the road for a non-conference match Tuesday, traveling to Conway, Ark. to face Central Arkansas at 7 p.m.

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