UNO Hands Ladies First Loss of 2005 Season
Friday, August 26, 2005


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HAMMOND, La.—The Centenary Athletics season officially began on Friday morning as the volleyball Ladies took part in the Southeastern Louisiana Tournament in Hammond, La. The Ladies lost 3-0 in straight games to the University of New Orleans by the scores of 30-14, 30-26, and 30-12. The team will not have to wait long to avenge their opening loss, as Centenary will face Alcorn State Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.

 

Centenary (0-1), which features only two upperclassmen on its active roster, battled first-game jitters in addition to a tough Privateer front line. The Ladies offense could not break through as UNO compiled 12 total blocks in keeping Centenary to a -.036 hitting percentage for the match. The Ladies managed only one block as Tracee Byrd and Ashlee Freeman combined for the lone tally.  

 

New Orleans (1-0) was led by Lindsey Boler who recorded four block assists for the Privateers while racking up 12 kills. She was the only player on either team to reach double figures in kills. UNO hit at a .229 clip for the match, including a sizzling .395 percentage in game one. Jayne Duncan led all players defensively with 18 digs in the win.

 

Freshman Danielle Bochat performed well in her debut as her eight kills led the way for Centenary. Fellow newcomer Liliana Williams settled nicely into the flow of the game after a slow start to finish with a team-high 12 digs for the Ladies.

 

“We were tested from the beginning by a really tough UNO squad,” said Ladies head coach Jenny Hazelwood. “We saw a lot of good things from our team once we settled down and we are looking forward to building on that in our next match with Alcorn State.”

 

Centenary is 13-5 all-time against the Alcorn State Lady Braves. The two teams last met during the 2003 season when the Ladies downed ASU 3-2 during a tri-match hosted by Grambling State.