Volleyball Ladies Suffer Tough Loss at ULM
Tuesday, October 5, 2004



The Centenary Ladies volleyball team jumped out to a one game lead on the road against Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday evening, but could not hold on, eventually losing to the Lady Indians 3-1. Emily Longerot bounced back from an injury suffered on Saturday to lead the Ladies with 18 kills in the contest.

 

Centenary (5-16) lost in four games to the host team by the scores of 33-35, 30-25, 30-25, 30-24. The Ladies outlasted ULM in the opening game and finally took the victory after eight extra points were needed to determine a winner. Centenary hit the ball well in game two, racking up a .213 hitting percentage but the Lady Indians enjoyed a better game as they hit at a .484 clip.

           

Louisiana-Monroe (5-12) received a good effort from Eveta Gambrah as she led all players with 19 kills. Three other players also tallied double-digit kills and Darci Mika recorded 51 assists in the win.

           

In addition to Longerot’s fine play, Ashley Templer compiled 14 kills and 10 digs to earn yet another double double for Centenary. Tracee Byrd added 12 kills and three service aces while Shayla Andreas finished with 10 kills on the night.

           

The Ladies will return to conference action this weekend when they host Western Illinois and UMKC on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm in the Gold Dome.