Tech and Southeastern Prove Too Much for Ladies
Friday, August 31, 2007

RUSTON, La.—The Centenary volleyball team fell in both its matches on Friday at the Louisiana Tech Invitational to the host Lady Techsters and Southeastern Louisiana. The Ladies were bested by Louisiana Tech 3-0 (30-10, 30-17, 30-18) before losing to the Lions by the same 3-0 (30-12, 30-17, 30-26) score.


Centenary (0-5) ran into a tough Louisiana Tech (2-3) team on its home court in the opening match of the day. The Lady Techsters pounded down 35 kills in 66 attempts for an impressive .409 hitting percentage. Shannon Phillips and K.C. Clayton led the way with nine kills apiece while Jillann Walker added 29 assists.


The Ladies committed 32 attack errors while notching just 22 kills in the morning contest. Ashlee Freeman matched Phillips and Clayton with a match-high of nine kills. Danielle Bochat led Centenary with seven digs.


Southeastern Louisiana (1-0) used solid blocking to win their opening match of the season over the Ladies. The Lions combined for 12 total blocks, which included five each from Lydia Adeosun and Melissa Jones. Centenary did not record a block in the loss.


Jones paced Southeastern Louisiana on offense as well with 10 kills. Teri Byrum pitched in with 11 digs.


Stephanie Hobaugh enjoyed her biggest offensive output of the young season for Centenary as the freshman recorded 10 kills on the afternoon. Yvonne Ramirez collected eight digs and Lindsay Bekelja dished out 16 assists.


Centenary will face the third place team from Pool B (Southern Mississippi, Central Arkansas, or Jackson State) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the consolation match.