Wyoming Proves Too Much for Ladies
Saturday, September 10, 2005


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DENTON, Tex.—The University of Wyoming proved to be more than the Centenary Ladies could handle as the Cowgirls handed the maroon and white its worst single game defeat this season, 30-8, in the opening game of the match. Wyoming defeated the Ladies 3-0, finishing out the scoring with 30-21 and 30-16 efforts.

 

“Wyoming served us off the court today and beat us in the mental game,” said Centenary coach Jenny Hazelwood. “A few of our key players had an off match and we will need them to step it up if we are going to be competitive tonight against North Texas.”

 

Wyoming (5-2) attacked Centenary’s serve-receive game all afternoon and was successful often, recording 17 aces in the victory. The Ladies won their share of rallies, but were unable to overcome poor passing.

 

Centenary (4-6) hit for a negative percentage for the match for only the second time this season (-.029). The first occasion also came at the hands of a 3-0 loss in the season opener against UNO. Stephanie Scanlan led all Ladies with five kills while Ashlee Freeman added four kills in the defeat. Danielle Bochat tallied a team-best 10 digs on the defensive side.

 

Rachel Smith turned in an outstanding performance for Wyoming by compiling 11 kills with only a single error to lead the Cowgirls offensive attack to a .277 hitting percentage. Carissa Lee and Jamie Schilling were almost solely responsible for the dominant Wyoming service game as the two combined for 13 aces, seven and six respectively.

 

The Ladies, 1-1 thus far in the Mean Green Classic, will take on host North Texas tonight at 7 p.m. in the final game of the tournament.