Strong End of Set Leads to Ladies Sweep of LeTourneau in Volleyball
Strong End of Set Leads to Ladies Sweep of LeTourneau in Volleyball
Friday, October 28, 2016
LeTourneau (8-23)
Centenary (LA) (8-21)
10/28/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 127
LeTourneau232221 -- --
Centenary (LA)252525 -- --
Stats at a GlanceLETUCENT
Hitting Pct..119.178
Total Attacks109118
Statistical LeadersLETUCENT
KillsSavanna Stutts - 7
Hailey Lawson - 14
AssistsNicole Mosley - 12
Makenzie Shaw - 19
AcesDolores Henson - 1
Elyse Wright - 1
Nicole Mosley - 1
Alexis Martinez - 1
Hailey Lawson - 3
Allison Lazewski - 3
DigsLiz Williams - 12
Makenzie Shaw - 12
BlocksMorgan Weaver - 2
Jenny Olejar - 2
Michaela Brantley - 3

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies may not have gotten out to the start they wanted in the first two sets, but they made sure the middle and end of the frames excited the home crowd.

The Maroon and White took the first two sets and never looked back as Centenary (8-21) knocked off LeTourneau (8-23) 25-23, 25-22, 25-21 to complete the first day of the annual Centenary Halloween Tournament Friday night, Oct. 28.

The strong finish to sets started in the first. Down 22-21, an assisted block by sophomores Ashley Brown and Shannon Orlopp tied the match. A LeTourneau attack error and a kill from Elyse Wright tied the match at 23. A kill from the back row by sophomore Shyann Pisano and a ball-handling error by LeTourneau ended the set.

The story was the same in the second, with LeTourneau grabbing a 20-19 advantage to force a Centenary timeout.  However, a kill by sophomore Hailey Lawson and an assisted block by Orlopp-sophomore Michaela Brantley put Centenary back on top. Both teams traded points before a YellowJackets error and another Lawson kill put the Ladies on set point. Centenary hit a service error, but a kill from Michaela Brantley ended the second set.

Brantley led Centenary with three blocks while Lawson had a match-best 14 kills (four errors on 31 swings for a .323 hitting percentage).

Another dominate end of set by the Ladies ended the match. Down 19-17, four straight Lawson kills forced a LeTourneau timeout. The visitors got the sideout, but Lawson added another kill to put Centenary up two. Lawson and Brantley teamed up to put Centenary in the lead 23-20. Both teams sided out, and a LeTourneau attack error ended the match.

Centenary outhit LeTourneau .178 (42 kills and 21 errors on 118 swings) to .119 (34 kills and 21 errors on 109 attacks). Lawson managed seven kills with two aces in the third set alone, finishing with a match-best (with junior Allison Lazewski) three aces.

LeTourneau could not use strong starts to the first sets to its advantage. In set one, three Ladies attack errors give the YellowJackets a quick lead. Up 4-2, kills from Skylar Horan and Savanna Stutts, with an Alexis Martinez ace, put the visitors up 7-2.

Down 13-7, Centenary used a 7-0 run to take its first lead of the match. An Orlopp killed, followed by an attack error by LeTouurneau cut the deficit to four. Three aces by Lazewski, around a kill off an overpass by Brantley, tied the match. An attack error by the visitors gave Centenary the lead.

LeTourneau again scored the first three points of set two. Up 8-5, the YellowJackets hit four more attack errors to give the Ladies a lead.

Dolores Henson and Moran led LeTourneau with six kills. Sophomore Makenzie Shaw added a double-double for Centenary, with a match-best in both assists (19) and digs (12).

Centenary returns to action for its penultimate match of 2016 Saturday, Oct. 29, against Belhaven. First serve is set for noon.