Ladies Volleyball Splits Final Day of SCAC Crossover, Knocks off Schreiner in 5
Sophomore Ashley Brown had four-straight kills on Centenary points at one-point, helping the Ladies knock off Schreiner in five.
Ladies Volleyball Splits Final Day of SCAC Crossover, Knocks off Schreiner in 5
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Centenary (LA) (3-13, 2-4)
Schreiner (3-13, 0-7)
9/25/2016 | Sherman Texas | Attendance: 89
Centenary (LA)2525221715
Stats at a GlanceCENTSCH
Hitting Pct..156.146
Total Attacks180158
Statistical LeadersCENTSCH
KillsMichaela Brantley - 14
Delanie Cauthen - 11
AssistsMakenzie Shaw - 31
Ashley Myers - 34
AcesMakenzie Shaw - 4
Hailey Lawson - 4
Courtney Reopelle - 3
DigsMarissa Sandoval - 20
Nichole West - 21
Courtney Reopelle - 21
BlocksMichaela Brantley - 2
Mackinley Zimmerle - 7

SHREVEPORT, La. – With the Ladies looking to qualify for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament that they host Nov. 4-5, every conference win is crucial. The Maroon and White picked up such a victory Sunday, Sept. 25, when Centenary (3-14, 2-5 SCAC) knocked off Schreiner (3-13, 0-7 SCAC) in five sets (25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 17-25, 15-12).

The Ladies fell in the nightcap to Texas Lutheran (8-7, 2-5 SCAC) 18-25, 16-25, 21-25.

Four players reached double-digit kills for Centenary against Schreiner, including 14 kills (with five errors on 30 swings) and a match-best .300 hitting percentage from sophomore Michaela Brantley. Junior Desiree Frey, and sophomores Hailey Lawson and Ashley Brown added 13, 12, and 11 kills, respectively.

Freshman Marissa Sandoval added 20 digs while sophomore Makenzie Shaw added a career-best 31 assists against the Mountaineers. Shaw and Lawson both contributed four aces apiece. The Maroon and White rank second as a team in total aces (116) in the SCAC as Lawson ranks second individually with nearly half an ace per set.

Centenary bested Schreiner 55-51 in total kills and .156-.146 in hitting percentage. Schreiner pushed its advantage on the block with an 11-3 edge at the net.

Trailing 17-14 in the first set, the Ladies scored five straight to take the lead. An error put Brown on serve, and a bad set and attack error by the Mountaineers tied the match. A service ace and a block by the duo of Brantley and Shaw gave Centenary the 19-17 lead. Schreiner fought back to take a 22-21 lead, but three-straight points put the Ladies on set point. A Brantley kill put Sandoval on serve and the second and third successful attacks of the set by Brown gave Centenary a pair of set points.

Schreiner repelled one chance, but a Brown kill on a pass from Shaw gave Centenary the 1-0 advantage.

Centenary scored the first eight points of set two. After siding out on the fourth-straight kill on a Ladies point by Brown, a Lawson ace and an attack error built the lead to three. Two kills by Frey, two hitting errors and an ace by Lawson gave Centenary a quick 8-0 lead. Schreiner scored 7-of-9 to finish the set, but kills by Brantley and Lawson ended set two.

With Centenary down 15-14 in the third, a service error, a kill by Delanie Cauthen on an overpass, and a bad set built the Schreiner lead to four. A kill each from Brown, Shaw and Frey cut the deficit to 21-19, but Schreiner closed the set for the win on a Cauthen-Dunn assisted block and a Cauthen kill.

Cauthen led Schreiner with 11 kills and 13 digs. Mackinley Zimmerle added 10 kills and seven block (two solo, five assisted).

Set four saw the Mountaineers jump out to a 6-1 lead, which led to an eight-point win and force a deciding fifth frame for the fourth time this season for the Ladies.

Down 2-1 in the fifth, the Ladies scored five-straight thanks to four attack errors by Schreiner and a kill from Brantley. The Mountaineers fought back and closed within 13-12, but kills from Brantley and Frey closed out the Centenary win by three in the fifth.

Match two saw Frey add 13 kills on 28 swings with four errors (.321) and collegiate-best 15 digs from freshman Kristian Loving, but Texas Lutheran claimed a straight-set win.

Centenary is back in action Wednesday, Sept. 28, when it travels to Jarvis Christian. Match time in Hawkins, Texas , is set for 7 p.m.