Volleyball drops a trio of matches to begin conference season
Volleyball drops a trio of matches to begin conference season
Sunday, September 20, 2015
#11 Colorado College (10-1, 1-0 SCAC)
Centenary (3-8, 0-1 SCAC)
9/19/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 132
Colorado College252525 -- --
Centenary9816 -- --
Stats at a GlanceCCCENT
Hitting Pct..371-.087
Total Attacks7080
Statistical LeadersCCCENT
KillsKeli Sherwood - 9
Desiree Frey - 7
AssistsSarah Barker - 18
Allison Lazewski - 8
AcesAbbe Holtze - 4
Shyann Pisano - 1
DigsSophie Merrifield - 16
Desiree Frey - 3
Allison Lazewski - 3
Kobi Stephens - 3
BlocksKaimara Herron - 9
Christina NeSmith - 2

SHREVEPORT, LA – Sophomore Desiree Frey led the Ladies with 24 kills and a .200 hitting average, but Centenary College (3-10, 0-3 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) lost its only three conference home matches in straight sets to #11 Colorado College (12-1, 3-0 SCAC), Dallas (6-7, 1-2 SCAC), and Austin College (9-3, 2-1 SCAC) this past weekend.

Both Dallas and Centenary achieved breathing room in the first two sets in the middle match of the weekend, but the Crusaders put together strong service rallies en route to a straight-set win. A service error by Dallas tied the first set at 11 and put sophomore Allison Lazewski on serve. An attack error and a kill from freshman Hailey Lawson kill put Centenary up two. Two blocks by freshman Michaela Brantley, teaming up with classmate Ashley Brown on the first rejection, put the home team up 15-11.

With the frame tied at 16, a Ladies’ service error started a stretch where Dallas won 9-of-10 points to go up a set. Centenary took a 10-6 lead in set two, but Dallas rallied for the 25-22 win.

The Crusaders claimed the third set, 25-15.

Frey led the Ladies with eight kills, while Lazewski added 17 assists, and sophomore Amanda Farr contributed 17 digs. Jaime Birzer added 10 kills on 17 swings with two errors to hit .471 for Dallas.

The weekend began against nationally-ranked Colorado College with Centenary losing 25-9, 25-8, 25-16. Frey hit seven kills and four errors on 28 attacks for a .107 hitting percentage. Courtney Birkett turned in a solid game for Colorado College with eight kills and one error on nine swings for a .778 hitting percentage, four aces, seven digs and four blocks.

Austin College took the final match of the weekend against the Maroon and White, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16. Frey contributed nine kills and one error on 35 swings (.229 percentage). The ‘Roos used solid contributions from their middles with Presleigh Watson and Aelyn Rodriguez combining for 14 kills on two errors on 28 swings (.429 percentage).

The Ladies return to action next weekend for the SCAC divisional at Trinity. The Maroon and White take on the hosts as well as Southwestern, Texas Lutheran, and Schreiner.