Volleyball drops a quartet in Halloween Tournament to conclude season
Volleyball drops a quartet in Halloween Tournament to conclude season
Sunday, November 1, 2015
McMurry (15-9)
Centenary (5-25)
10/30/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 0
McMurry25172725 --
Centenary19252515 --
Stats at a GlanceMCMCENT
Hitting Pct..131.065
Total Attacks137123
Statistical LeadersMCMCENT
KillsKaty Headrick - 9
Desiree Frey - 9
AssistsJessica Tennis - 22
Allison Lazewski - 15
AcesBethany Holub - 4
Shyann Pisano - 4
DigsOdalis Rodriguez - 16
Amanda Farr - 13
BlocksKaty Headrick - 4
Audrey Sanders - 4
Catherine Heath - 4
Jasomine Jones - 4
Michaela Brantley - 5
Christina NeSmith - 5

SHREVEPORT, LA – The Centenary volleyball team (5-28) ended the 2015 season this weekend, dropping a quartet of games at the Centenary Halloween Tournament October 30-31.

The Ladies celebrated senior night with a competitive match against LeTourneau (13-18) Saturday night, ultimately falling 25-20, 25-21, 25-22. The YellowJackets were able to build a five point lead early in the first set and led the whole way, but the Ladies fought back in the second. Down 7-4, a kill by senior Chrstina NeSmith sparked a 4-0 run as Centenary took its first lead of the match. Two attack errors around a senior Rachel Perkins ace put the Maroon and White ahead. Both teams traded points until LeTourneau edged ahead 15-13, but kills by sophomore Desiree Frey and freshman Michaela Brantley tied up the set.

The Yellow Jackets fought to a 22-19 lead and forced Ladies timeout. Out of the stoppage, senior Lindsey Long recorded the kill and an attack error brought Centenary within one. However, LeTourneau claimed the last three points to take the set.

In set three tied at five, a strong service rally by Frey put the Ladies up seven. Frey recorded an ace, followed by a point thanks to freshman Hailey Lawson’s solo block. Frey then tallied four straight aces, with the exclamation point on the run on a LaTourneau error.

Up 21-18, the YellowJackets scored 7-of-8 to claim the third set. Jenny Olejar got the kill to put herself on serve, and a kill on a free ball by Morgan Weaver and a kill by Dolores Kroese tied the match. The Ladies stopped the rally with a kill, but two kills and a block by Kroese put the YellowJackets on set point. A kill by Haley Holthouser ended the match.

Lawson led the way for the Ladies with seven kills, seven digs and two blocks. Frey added a match-best 10 digs along with six kills and six aces. Kroese contributed 10 kills and nine digs for the Yellow Jackets.

Centenary could not overcome a .099 hitting percentage, including .026 in the last set alone. LeTourneau hit .210 in the match.

To begin the weekend, the Ladies took McMurry (18-9) to the wire in four sets but fell to the War Hawks 25-19, 17-25, 27-25, 25-15. After dropping the first set, service runs with freshmen proved to give the Ladies a comfortable set two lead. Down 2-0, a kill by freshman Makenzie Shaw put classmate Shyann Pisano on serve. An attack error by McMurry and three aces, the last two clipping the net and falling over, put the Maroon and White up 5-2. After the team traded service errors, McMurry scored three straight to tie the set. However, a Shaw kill put herself on serve. Two kills from classmate Michaela Brantley, a War Hawk error, and a Shaw service ace opened up an 11-6 lead. The visitors cut the lead to 11-8, but a sideout and two Frey aces put Centenary up 14-8. The Maroon and White never led by less than four the rest of the set, winning by eight.

Frey finished the weekend with 10 aces and moved up to 14th in the conference in aces per set. Five different Ladies finished in the top 16 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, including senior Kobi Stephens and Lawson finishing first and second.

Set three against the Warhawks saw a furious rally fall short. Down 21-15, an attack error put senior Lindsey Long on serve. Two kills by Frey, one by sophomore Allison Lazewski on the second touch, and a War Hawk error cut the deficit to 21-20. McMurry had set point at 24-22, but Audrey Sanders was in the net and hit an error to tie the set at 24. Both teams sided out before a service error and a block by Katy Headrick and Jasomine Jones ended the second set.

McMurry claimed the final frame by 10.

Lazewski led the way with two kills on four attempts with no errors, 15 assists and four digs. Frey added a team high nine kills. Jessica Tennis came off the bench for McMurry with 22 assists, two kills on three attempts and eight digs.

The Ladies lost to Belhaven (12-18) Friday night, 25-22, 25-13, 25-23. Centenary fell to Howard Payne (5-20) in Saturday’s opener, 25-18, 25-16, 25-18.