Ladies Topple Chicago State as Bochat Sets Centenary Dig Record
Friday, September 22, 2006

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CC-CSU Box Score 9-22-06

Danielle Bochat

Rebecca Lunceford

Rebekah Hill

Lindsay Bekelja

Christina Nichols

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary volleyball team won its third consecutive match with a 3-1 win over Chicago State in the Gold Dome Friday night. The Ladies came back to take the match in four games (26-30, 30-28, 30-19, 30-20) after dropping the opening contest. The win was highlighted by the outstanding individual effort of Danielle Bochat. The sophomore tallied her third double double on the season with 10 kills and a Centenary single-match record 32 digs.


Centenary (7-11) looked sluggish in the opening game as Chicago State raced out to an 11-4 lead. The Ladies crept to within two points at 16-14 on an attack error by CSU’s Shamara Clark but could not turn the tide as the Lady Cougars received four kills from Jessica Khouri in the 30-26 win.


Chicago State (0-15) fell behind 6-3 to start game two as a result of back-to-back aces by freshman Christina Nichols (Katy, TX/Katy). A pair of attack errors by sophomore Ashlee Freeman (Houston, TX/Bellaire) and Bochat (Boerne, TX/Boerne) allowed the Lady Cougars to climb within one at 16-15 but Centenary pushed for five of the next six points. CSU benefited from two kills by Katie Pommier and another by Khouri to take a two-point advantage at 23-21 before the Maroon and White got two more aces from freshman Lauren Fielding (Plano, TX/Plano Senior) and emphatic kills by Rebecca Lunceford (Baton Rouge, LA/The Dunham School) and Rebekah Hill (Carthage, TX/Carthage) to claim the win.


Freshman Sarah Chambers (Plano, TX/Plano West) came off the bench to provide an offensive spark in the third game as the outside hitter pounded down five kills on 10 attempts for a .500 hitting percentage. The boost from Chambers lifted the Ladies to a dominant 30-19 win as Chicago State never posed a threat in the game.


Losing 13-11 in game four, Nichols put down another kill and then served 11 straight points, which included two more aces, as Centenary pulled away. The match ended with kills from Lunceford and Hill and a block from the duo of Chambers and Lunceford.


Bochat seemed as though she were everywhere on the court through the first three games as she had already tallied 28 digs. She concluded the match with the school-record 32 digs to go along with 53 attack attempts. She now holds the Centenary mark for most digs and most kills (30) in a single match, the latter coming against Texas Southern last September.


Lunceford contributed a match-high 14 kills in the win for Centenary and Hill recorded 10 kills for the first time in her young career. Junior Lindsay Bekelja (League City, TX/Clear Creek) passed out 45 assists while Fielding (17), Chevy White (Carthage, TX/Carthage) (15), and Bekelja (13) all finished with double digit dig totals.


The Ladies open Mid-Con play on Saturday when they welcome IUPUI to the Gold Dome at 6 p.m.