Ladies Volleyball Drop a Pair at Belhaven Tournament
Ladies Volleyball Drop a Pair at Belhaven Tournament
Friday, September 9, 2016
Centenary (La.) (1-5)
Huntingdon (3-3)
9/9/2016 | Jackson, Miss. | Attendance: 37
Centenary (La.)222415 -- --
Huntingdon252625 -- --
Stats at a GlanceCENTHC
Hitting Pct..067.226
Total Attacks105106
Statistical LeadersCENTHC
KillsAshley Brown - 9
Bria Rochelle - 12
AssistsAllison Lazewski - 22
Kaitlyn Carter - 36
AcesShyann Pisano - 4
Alex Carroll - 3
DigsMarissa Sandoval - 10
Bria Rochelle - 12
Bobie Wilson - 12
BlocksAshley Brown - 2
Bria Rochelle - 5

JACKSON, Miss. – After the Ladies were swept in the first match of the day, they rebounded to take set one from the Blazers. However, the home team won the final three sets to take the nightcap as Centenary (1-6) fell to Belhaven (3-3) 22-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-17.

The Maroon and White lost in straight sets to Huntingdon (3-3) in the first match of the day, 25-22, 26-24, 25-15.

In the opening set against the Blazers, Centenary took an early 11-6 lead. However, Belhaven came back to take a 20-19 advantage. After a service error, sophomore Hailey Lawson stepped to the service line and put the Ladies in the lead for good in the set. An attack error by the home team and a junior Desiree Frey kills forced a Belhaven timeout. Sideouts by both teams on four-straight points put Centenary on set point, and a service ace by junior Shyann Pisano gave the Ladies the first set.

Centenary have taken 5-of-9 first sets of the season. Frey and Lawson both had four kills in the first set as both finished the match with double-doubles. Frey had 12 kills and Lawson added 11 in the match as both players led the team with 15 digs.

After Belhaven took the second set by 11 to tie the match, a critical point went to the home team in the third frame. At 17-14 and Belhaven on serve after a service miscue, Pisano hit an attack that sailed out. The Ladies argued for the touch, but it was to no avail as the call stood. The home team took the final nine points of the set to also win the second set by 11.

Belhaven won the final set by eight for the 3-1 win. After Centenary outhit Belhaven .282 to .257 in the first set, the Blazers used a .337-.048 edge in hitting the final three sets to win in four. Jackie Gunderson led the home team with 10 kills and 11 digs while Kelly Aholt almost had a triple-double with 38 assists, eight digs and seven kills.

In match one against Huntingdon, Centenary trailed 17-10 before scoring 6-of-8 to pull within two. An error put Centenary on serve, a Lawson ace, a Frey kill and another Hawks error cut the deficit to three.  Both teams sided out, and an error brought Centenary within two. However, the Ladies could not climb any closer in a 3-point loss.

Down 21-13 in set two, Centenary fought back and tied the set at 24. Lawson tallied four kills in six points, an error and a sophomore Ashley Brown kill cut the deficit to 21-19. Brown led the team in the match with nine kills and a .250 hitting percentage.

With the Hawks having two set points, kills from Brown and sophomore Makenzie Shaw tied the set at 24. Bria Michelle ended the set for Huntingdon with a kill and her assisted block with Audrianna Hargitt. Rochelle ended the set with 12 kills and 12 digs.

Huntingdon took the final set by 15. The Hawks held a 43-29 edge in kills and 6-2 in blocks for the match.

Centenary returns to action Saturday, Sept. 10, for a pair of matches at Belhaven. The Ladies battle Williams Baptist at 1 p.m. and take on Mississippi College at 5 p.m.