ULM Takes Tri-Match, Ladies Emerge Winless
Tuesday, November 1, 2005

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SHREVEPORT—The Centenary volleyball team dropped both their contests in Tuesday’s tri-match, falling to Louisiana-Monroe (30-21, 30-25, 30-27) and Grambling State (30-23, 30-22, 30-25). Danielle Bochat turned in an excellent performance, accounting for 28 kills in the two matches while Ashlee Freeman posted 22 kills of her own.


Centenary (10-23) split the first two meetings with Grambling this year and fell behind early 2-0 to the Tigers on Tuesday evening. The Ladies surrendered seven aces to the visitors through the first two games and hit for a .000 attack percentage in the second game. Senior Kelley Heckman, who was red-shirting the season due to injury, entered the match at the libero position to try to provide a lift for the Ladies in game two, but GSU still forced the 30-22 win.


Grambling (14-14) built on its momentum and easily closed out the contest. Okina Alford tallied 11 kills for the Tigers while Inez Wheeler has five aces to go with 39 assists.


In the Ladies first match of the day, Centenary posted one of its better efforts offensively as the home team hit at a .282 clip, which included a percentage of .378 in game two. However, the maroon and white committed seven ball-handling errors and allowed Louisiana-Monroe to record a kill percentage slightly better than theirs at .317 despite out-blocking the Indians 6-1 on the afternoon.


Megan Gloor led ULM (13-13) with 18 kills while Brittany Winters collected 14 kills in the win. Eveta Gambrah added 11 kills and Sei Hee Hwang had 12 digs for the Indians.


Centenary also placed three players in double figures with Danielle Bochat leading the way with 12 kills. Tracee Byrd and Ashlee Freeman each finished with 11 kills respectively while Byrd completed the double double with 12 digs.


Lousiana-Monroe went undefeated in the tri-match, downing Grambling 3-0 (30-15, 30-20, 30-18) before its match with Centenary.


The Ladies will host a pair of Mid-Continent Conference match-ups this weekend in the Gold Dome. IUPUI will come to Shreveport for a 7 p.m. match on Friday before Centenary ends its home schedule for the season with a 5 p.m. battle with Chicago State on Saturday.