Volleyball claims first, SCAC win of the season with five-set win over Austin College
Volleyball claims first, SCAC win of the season with five-set win over Austin College
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Colorado College (24-1, 8-1 SCAC)
Ladies Volleyball (2-20, 0-9 SCAC)
10/12/2013 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 77
Colorado College252525 -- --
Ladies Volleyball151014 -- --
Stats at a GlanceCCCCVB
Hitting Pct..488.108
Total Attacks8283
Statistical LeadersCCCCVB
KillsLauren Hahn - 16
Sarah Sumner - 9
AssistsRebecca Watson - 20
Beth Nuttall - 19
AcesEmily Phillips - 3
Sarah Sumner - 2
DigsSophie Merrifield - 12
Brooke Bahlinger - 7
Sarah Sumner - 7
BlocksKristen Liberty - 3
Courtney Birkett - 3

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary volleyball team grabbed its first, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win with a thrilling, come from behind, 3-2 victory over Austin College to close out the SCAC Divisional. Centenary improves to 3-20 overall while the Roos fall to 15-14, 3-7 in SCAC action.

The decision is the first of the Caley Carter Era and snaps a nearly, two-year, conference skid.

Four Ladies posted double-doubles in the effort. Beth Nuttall posted a career-high with 52 assists along with 14 digs to help set the table for the Maroon and White. Sarah Sumner led a quartet of Ladies with 25 kills and also tallied 12 digs.

Rachel Perkins ranked second on the team with 12 kills and also dug out 11 balls for her first double-double of the season. Perkins also added four service aces. Brooke Bahlinger claimed 10 kills and led a strong, defensive effort with a team-best 24 digs.

Lindsey Long recorded 11 kills to round out the double-digit leaders while Chelsea Petska totaled 14 digs.

Centenary claimed the opening set 25-20, but dropped the following two sets 26-24, 25-21. The Ladies rallied back to take set four 25-22 and force the fifth and deciding set.

Again, the Maroon and White had to rally. The Ladies fought back from as much as three points on two occasions. The set witnessed three deadlocks before Centenary was able to push forward claiming the final two points and securing the five-set win.

Shelby Eaves led AC with 29 kills in the match with Rachel Fusselman tallying 20 digs.

The Ladies opened the second day of the divisional with a 3-0 loss to Colorado College, who went unblemished over the two-day event.

Sumner led the Ladies in the straight sets loss with nine kills and tied with Bahlinger in digs with seven.

Lauren Hahn totaled 16 kills pacing an offensive attack that hit over 48-percent for the three sets.

Centenary returns to action Saturday, Oct. 26 as the Ladies travel to Sherman, Texas for the final divisional of the season. The Maroon and White open the two-day event with contests against Trinity and Texas Lutheran.