Ladies Crush Alcorn State to Improve to .500
Wednesday, September 21, 2005


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SHREVEPORT— The Centenary Ladies used a strong offensive attack and applied tremendous defensive pressure to sweep the Alcorn State Lady Braves 3-0 in volleyball action in the Gold Dome. The Ladies improved to 8-8 on the year and reached the .500 mark for the first time this late in a season since 1999 with the 30-15, 30-25, 30-12 victory.

 

Things started out well in the home opener for the Ladies, as they doubled up Alcorn in game one 30-15. The Lady Braves responded in game two, but Centenary was too much in the end and took a 30-25 final. In game three, Centenary came out strong, scoring seven of the first eight points before finishing off Alcorn 30-12.

 

Danielle Bochat led the Ladies offensively with 12 kills and an attacking percentage of .409. She was aided by a strong effort from Tracee Byrd and Ashlee Freeman, who had 11 kills each. Lindsay Bekelja earned her second double double of the season by notching 36 assists and 10 digs. Bochat and Byrd also tallied four aces apiece in the win.

 

Defensively, Centenary received solid performances from Bochat and Lili Williams, who came up with eight digs each, while Freeman was the most imposing defender on the front line, accounting for three block assists.

 

Centenary will travel to face Oral Roberts in its Mid-Con opener on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Ladies will then move on to Springfield, Mo., to battle North Dakota State in a neutral site match before returning home to the Gold Dome next Wednesday, where they will take on Prairie View A&M at 7 p.m.