Ladies Extend Win Streak to Seven with Fifth Straight Sweep
Sunday, October 9, 2011

SHREVEPORT-Junior Shelby Singleton's career-best 20 kills in three sets propelled the Centenary volleyball team to its seventh straight win and fifth straight sweep with a 3-0 victory over Mississippi College on Sunday afternoon in ASC play.

The Ladies' streak continues as they improve to 12-7 overall and 8-6 in conference play. Centenary grabbed a 25-17 set one win, followed by a 25-19 and a 26-24 set two and three win.

Singleton's 20 kills in just three sets of action dominated the offensive column as she produced a solid .741 attack percentage on 20-of-27 successful attempts and no errors. Behind Singleton offensively was senior Jaclyn Lopez with eight kills and freshman Brooke Bahlinger with seven.

Singleton has recorded 21 kills for a career-best, but came in four sets as she was one shy of that in just three sets today.

Senior setter Caitlin Neese, again, made her contribution patrolling the offensive attack with a match-best 38 assists. Freshman Sarah Sumner did her part with two service aces, while Lopez and senior Taylor Gilmour each tallied one.

Defensively, Gilmour made a match-high 19 digs, followed by Lopez with 12. Singleton tallied six block assists and one block solo, while Neese was a part of four block assists.

The Ladies totaled 19 block assists to Mississippi College's two and forced the Choctaws into 25 attack errors.

"We have began to harp about doing all the little things and the players are beginning to buy into our system and that alone, has helped us with our success over the last eight days or so," said head coach Jon Stenman. "The Ladies' success is a sign that we have turned this program around from the beginning of the season and it is an exciting feeling."

Centenary will host its Dig Pink game on Tuesday, Oct. 11 when it welcomes ETBU at 7 pm in the Gold Dome. The Ladies will then take the floor one final time at home in 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 pm against Mary Hardin-Baylor as Centenary will honor its four seniors: Caitlin Neese, Jaclyn Lopez, Taylor Gilmour and Kayla Tibaldo.