Bekelja Notches 2,000th Assist in 3-2 Loss to Prairie View
Tuesday, October 18, 2005


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PRAIRIE VIEW, Tex.—Sophomore setter Lindsay Bekelja recorded her 2,000th career assist in the opening minutes of a five-game loss as the Centenary volleyball team fell to Prairie View A&M 3-2 (30-26, 20-30, 29-31, 30-26, 8-15) on Monday evening. Bekelja recorded 56 assists on the night but the Ladies could not overcome the boisterous Lady Panther fans and a pumped up Prairie View team on its home court. The loss was the first for Centenary against PVAM in four meetings this season.

 

Centenary (9-17) took game one without any major threat from the host team after the Ladies seized the lead for good at 11-10 on a kill from Bekelja. The maroon and white suffered a let down in game two as the teams switched benches and the Ladies moved directly in front of the loudly opinionated home crowd.

 

Centenary controlled game three from the initial play and reached its largest lead of nine points at 13-4 on a Shayla Andreas kill. However, with a 28-24 advantage, two Ladies attack errors partnered with a Prairie View ace and two kills rendered, Centenary down 29-28. The Lady Panthers took two of the next three points to complete the come-from-behind victory.

 

Prairie View A&M (11-11) racked up 24 kills in game four, but the resilient Ladies persevered behind six kills from senior Tracee Byrd to even the match at two games apiece. The Lady Panthers then pulled away in game five to claim the match.

 

Ashlee Freeman led Centenary with 20 kills and four total blocks. Danielle Bochat contributed 14 kills and three blocks in the loss while Andreas finished with 12 kills and four blocks. Bekelja completed her double double with a team-high 14 digs to go with her 56 assists. Rebecca Lunceford tallied a career-high 10 digs on the evening.

 

The Ladies will stay on the road as they travel to Houston to face Texas Southern at 3 p.m. before taking on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a neutral site game at 5 p.m.