Long hits .429, Ladies drop straight-setter to Texas Lutheran
Senior Lindsey Long had six kills on 14 swings with no errors.
Long hits .429, Ladies drop straight-setter to Texas Lutheran
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Centenary ()
Texas Lutheran ()
9/26/2015 | Trinity University | Attendance: 29
Centenary142216 -- --
Texas Lutheran252525 -- --
Stats at a GlanceCENTTLU
Hitting Pct..086.257
Total Attacks105105
Statistical LeadersCENTTLU
KillsMakenzie Shaw - 7
Kristin Fording - 19
AssistsAllison Lazewski - 10
Kelcie Ingram - 19
AcesHailey Lawson - 2
Allison Lazewski - 2
Kristin Fording - 5
DigsHailey Lawson - 13
Megan Dugie - 21
BlocksLindsey Long - 3
Kristin Fording - 1
Carlie Childres - 1

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Centenary college senior Lindsey Long recorded six kills on 14 swings with no errors (.429 percentage), as well as a team-leading three blocks, but it was not enough as the Ladies (3-11, 0-4 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell in straight sets to Texas Lutheran (9-1, 3-1 SCAC) 25-14, 25-22, 25-16) Saturday afternoon, September 26, in the first game of the SCAC Crossover, hosted by Trinity.

In her first appearance of the season as libero, freshman Hailey Lawson added a team-best 13 digs and a pair of aces in the first set. Classmate Makenzie Shaw added seven kills on 17 swings with two errors (.294 percentage).

After dropping the first set by 11, the Ladies gave the Bulldogs all it could handle in set two. With Centenary down 10-7, freshman Michaela Brantley etched a kill and put Lawson on serve. After two Texas Lutheran errors, the score stood tied at 10. Both teams sided-out the next three points, but a Long kill from senior Rachel Perkins and another Texas Lutheran error gave Centenary the lead.

The Bulldogs retook a 15-14 lead, but a Shaw kill put the Maroon and White up 17-15 and forced a Texas Lutheran timeout. The Bulldogs won 9-of-11 point, but the Ladies did not go quietly. A service error on set point, an assisted block by Long and sophomore Desiree Frey, and a Long kill off an overpass cut the set to 24-22. A Texas Lutheran kill from Kristen Fording ended the set.

Centenary started quick in set three, but Texas Lutheran hit north of .500 (15 kills on 22 swings with three errors) to close out the match. Sophomore Allison Lazewski, who also had two aces and a team-best 10 assists, found the court on her first serve, a Long kill and an attack error put Centenary up 3-0 to begin the set. Texas Lutheran scored a pair of points, but a Long kill and a senior Christina NeSmith kill off an overpass put the Ladies back up three.

With Centenary trailing 9-8, six Bulldog points essentially put the set away. A Charlie Childres kill put Texas Lutheran on serve, while Centenary was called for double hits on the set for the next two points. Anna Keeping and Kristen Fording wrapped kills around a Centenary hitting error to put Texas Lutheran up 15-8. The Bulldogs went on to claim the set by nine.

Fording led Texas Lutheran with a double-double, hitting .500 with 19 kills and two errors on 34 attempts and adding 10 digs. Megan Dugie contributed a match-best 21 digs.

Centenary returns to action at 3 p.m. against Southwestern. Live stats and live video are available through the Trinity web site and are linked to the Centenary schedule page.