Jackson State Serves Past Ladies 3-1
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

JACKSON, Miss.—The Jackson State volleyball team used its service game to defeat Centenary for the second time this season. The Tigers racked up 23 aces in their 3-1 victory (30-19, 30-26, 23-30, 30-20). The two teams will meet for a third and final time in Shreveport on October 9th.


Centenary (1-11) was aggressive with its service game as well, compiling 14 aces of its own, led by Stephanie Hobaugh’s seven aces. The Ladies enjoyed its best hitting percentage of the season at .262 on 49 kills, 17 errors, and 122 attempts. However, Jackson State (3-7) was slightly better with a .272 percentage with 56 kills, 22 errors, and 125 attempts.


Lindsay Bekelja put on a fine offensive performance with seven kills on 10 attempts with only one error (.600%) to go with her 30 assists and three aces. Christina Nichols had a season-high 12 kills to tie for the team lead on the night with Hobaugh, while Ashlee Freeman had eight kills with only two errors on 17 attempts (.353%). Defensively, Danielle Bochat paced the Ladies with 11 digs and Yvonne Ramirez chipped in with 10 digs.


Jackson State’s Amanda Daniels was the only Tiger to reach double digits in kills with 12. All total, 11 JSU players tallied a kill in the match. Corrina Cox served up eight aces in the win along with 33 assists.


Centenary will begin Summit League play when it hosts Oakland on Friday at 7 p.m.