Texas A&M Hands Ladies Second Loss in Tourney
Saturday, August 25, 2007

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The Centenary volleyball team lost its second consecutive match to kick off the 2007 season with a 3-0 defeat to Texas A&M at the Aggie Invitational on Saturday. The host Aggies swept the Ladies by the scores of 30-15, 30-18, and 30-8.


Texas A&M (2-0) got out of the gate quickly in the opening game by running out to a 12-1 lead behind five kills from Sarah Ammerman. With the score at 20-5 in favor of the Aggies, Centenary (0-2) began to settle in and matched the home team 10-10 the rest of the way, but eventually fell 30-15.


Game two was very competitive despite the Ladies playing in a very loud and rowdy environment as Texas A&M packed the arena with 1,186 loyal fans. Centenary held tight to the heels of the Aggies and trailed just 12-11 on the strength of four kills by Ashlee Freeman. However, Texas A&M took six of the next nine points to provide the needed distance to put the Ladies away at 30-18.


The Aggies used the momentum built in the first two games to dominate the final game 30-8. Texas A&M hit an outstanding .684 percentage in game three with 13 kills on 19 attempts without committing a single error.


Freeman led Centenary with 11 kills for the second straight contest while Lindsay Bekelja recorded 18 assists. Yvonne Ramirez collected nine digs to pace the Ladies defensively.


Texas A&M was led by Ammerman and Kelly Stanton, who each pounded down 10 kills. Kristen Schevikhoven and Jola Kelner split time at the setter position and tallied 21 and 19 assists respectively for the victorious Aggies.


The Ladies will conclude their participation in the Aggie Invitational when they lock up against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 4 p.m. today.