Frey Reaches 1,000, Volleyball Picks up Big Win against Dallas
Senior Desiree Frey became just the fourth Centenary volleyball player to reach 1,000 kills (Photo courtesy of Curt Youngblood).
Frey Reaches 1,000, Volleyball Picks up Big Win against Dallas
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Dallas (7-15 / 1-8 SCAC)
Centenary (LA) (11-12 / 3-6 SCAC)
10/14/2017 | Colorado Springs, CO | Attendance: 53
Dallas102323 -- --
Centenary (LA)252525 -- --
Stats at a GlanceUDCENTVB
Hitting Pct..134.315
Total Attacks11292
Statistical LeadersUDCENTVB
KillsMary Scholz - 13
Desiree Frey - 13
AssistsElizabeth Smith - 21
Brittany Risner - 17
AcesMary Scholz - 3
Kristian Loving - 2
Marissa Sandoval - 2
DigsDiana Hassink - 10
Marissa Sandoval - 14
BlocksTheresa Schramm - 5
Michaela Brantley - 1
Shannon Orlopp - 1
Desiree Frey - 1
Brittany Risner - 1

COLORADO COLLEGE, Colo. – In the first set against the #2 Tigers, senior Desiree Frey became the fourth Ladies volleyball player in school history to record her 1,000 career kill, but she started the day with a double-double in a big win against the Crusaders as Centenary (11-13, 3-7 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) knocked off Dallas (7-16, 1-9 SCAC) 25-10, 25-23, 25-23 before finishing the day with a straight-set loss to Colorado College (22-1, 10-0 SCAC) 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 on Saturday, October 14.

Frey finished the day with 25 kills and 19 digs, and now has 1,010 and 991 for her career, respectively. On Wednesday, when the Ladies host Louisiana College, she will look to become the first volleyball player in Centenary’s history to break 1,000 in those two categories.

The day started fast for the Maroon and White, taking the first set from the Crusaders by 15 before holding on for two-point wins in the final two sets. In the first up 7-4, seven points on freshman Kristian Loving’s serve blew the set open. After a Dallas error, freshman Brittany Risner recorded the kill out of the setter’s position before Risner and junior Shyann Pisano teamed up for the block. After another error by the Crusaders, Frey recorded a pair of kills. A third Dallas error put the Ladies up 10.

The Ladies hit a blistering .471 (nine kills and one error on 17 swings) in the first set to take control of the match.

However, set two and three were a lot closer, but the Ladies held on for the sweep. Tied at 19 in the second, the Ladies scored 5-of-6 points to go on four set points. Kills from Risner and sophomore Hailey Lawson put the Ladies up two. After a pair of side outs, two Lawson kills around an attack error by Dallas put the Ladies on set point.

Dallas would no surrender, saving three set points thanks to an unassisted kill from Mary Scholz, a kill from Rylee Davis, and an ace by Diana Hassink. However, a kill from sophomore Michaela Brantley ended the set.

For the match, Brantley tallied seven kills on 16 swings and no errors (.438 hitting percentage). Scholz paced Dallas with 13 kills of her own.

With the Ladies down 6-4 in the third, a Frey kill put Loving on serve. Another long service rally by Loving ensued, starting with three-straight kills from junior Shannon Orlopp. After a Loving ace, kills from Frey and Risner pushed the lead to six and forced a Dallas timeout. The Crusaders, however, rallied from a 20-11 deficit to pull within 21-20. Dallas again pulled within 24-23, but a service error ended the match.

Frey recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 13 kills and 12 digs. She hit .306 (13 kills and two errors on 36 swings) for the match as Centenary outhit Dallas .335-.134.

Match two saw Colorado College show why it is the #2 team in the nation. However, down two sets, the Ladies rallied from a 13-7 deficit in the third to pull within 16-15. First, it was kills from Orlopp and Frey. After a pair of side outs, Frey tallied a pair of kills and Orlopp added an ace. A Tigers kill was trailed by a Brantley kill and a Colorado College to cut the deficit to one.

With the home team up 18-17, the Tigers scored 7-of-8 to end the match. Aria Dudley started with a kill before she and Marguerite Spaethling teamed up for a pair of assisted blocks. A Centenary error pushed the deficit to five. Brantley ended the run with a solo block, but kills from Dudley, Jordan Mullen, and Jillian Gibbs ended the match.

Frey led Centenary with 12 kills, while Dudley hit .526 for the Tigers with 13 kills and four blocks. Mullen recorded a .636 hitting mark with 15 kills.

Colorado College outhit Centenary .408-.109 for the match.

Centenary returns to action Wednesday, October 18, when it hosts Louisiana College at 7 p.m.