Ladies Split Day One Action at PVAM
Friday, September 17, 2004

Ladies Split Day One Action at PVAM

Prairie View, TX—The Centenary volleyball team split the first day of action in the Prairie View A&M Lady Panther Invitational, defeating Texas Southern 30-23, 30-20, 30-24 before falling to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 30-17, 30-28, 30-20 in back-to-back matches. The Ladies (2-10) face Arkansas-Pine Bluff and host team Prairie View A&M Saturday in the round-robin tournament.

The Ladies began the day with a three-game victory over Texas Southern in their first match despite using only 7 players. Sophomore Ashley Templer led Centenary with 16 kills while junior Tracee Byrd added 15 kills of her own. Freshman Lindsay Bekelja led all players with 43 assists.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi came out strong and overpowered a winded Centenary squad, depleted by injuries in the second match. The Ladies never seemed to get into a groove as the Islanders took the first game 30-17. Centenary regained their composure in the second game, pushing it to the limit before falling 30-28 while dropping the final game 30–20. Templer once again led Centenary with eight kills while Bekelja added another 19 assists on the day.