Ladies Square off against Oakland, Oral Roberts
Friday, October 19, 2007

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary volleyball team continues Summit League play with a split weekend set against Oakland and Oral Roberts. The Ladies travel to face Oakland in Rochester, Mich., on Friday at 7 p.m. before returning home to battle Oral Roberts in the Gold Dome on Sunday at 2 p.m.


Centenary (1-21, 0-8 Summit) hopes to have setter Lindsay Bekelja back in the line-up after missing two matches due to injury. The senior is the all-time assist leader in Ladies program history with 4,181.


Junior Ashlee Freeman and freshman Stephanie Hobaugh continue to push each other for the team lead in kills. Freeman currently sits on top with 197 kills on the year while Hobaugh is close behind at 186. Freeman’s 50 total blocks are also tops for the Ladies.


Oakland (6-15, 2-6 Summit) has lost four straight matches and eight of its last nine overall. The Golden Grizzlies defeated the Ladies in five games in the Gold Dome back on Sept. 14. They are led by Amy Golem (214 kills) and Adrienne Leone (203 kills). Libero Lauren Duquette has compiled an impressive 422 digs on the season.


Oral Roberts (12-9, 7-1 Summit) sits atop the Summit League standings and is looking to repeat as the conference champion. The Golden Eagles have won five of their last seven matches, with their only league loss coming at the hands of Western Illinois on the road. Jackie Oliveira’s 377 kills leads the way for ORU offensively and JoJo Souza has posted 80 total blocks on the season.