Ladies Knock Off Oakland 3-1
Saturday, September 30, 2006

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CC-Oakland Box Score 9-29-06

Jenny Hazelwood

Danielle Bochat

Rebecca Lunceford

ROCHESTER, Mich.—The Centenary volleyball team improved to .500 on the young Mid-Con season with a 3-1 win over Oakland Friday evening. The Ladies dismissed the Golden Grizzlies 28-30, 30-24, 30-23, 30-27 to earn their first conference win of the season and their first Mid-Con road victory.


Centenary (8-12, 1-1 Mid-Con) fell behind after dropping the opening game of the match, but came from behind to take the contest in four games. The Maroon and White played an outstanding all-around match by out-hitting (.133 to .100), out-blocking (11-10), and out-digging (80-71) its opponent.


“I am really proud of the way we played tonight,” said head coach Jenny Hazelwood. “The girls worked hard in practice all week to improve upon some key areas of our game and that improvement showed out on the court tonight.”


Danielle Bochat (Boerne, TX/Boerne) recorded her fourth double double of the season with 17 kills and 19 digs. The sophomore hit at a .314 percentage in committing just one error in 51 attempts.


“Dani had an outstanding match all the way around. She was a strong offensive force and was steady on defense,” said Hazelwood.


Sophomore Ashlee Freeman (Houston, TX/Bellaire) contributed 11 kills in the victory while sophomore Rebecca Lunceford (Baton Rouge, LA/The Dunham School) collected nine kills and eight block assists on the evening. Freshmen Lauren Fielding (Plano, TX/Plano Senior) and Christina Nichols (Katy, TX/Katy) collected 20 digs and 12 digs respectively and sophomore Chevy White (Carthage, TX/Carthage) added 11 digs to the defensive cause. Junior Lindsay Bekelja (League City, TX/Clear Creek) enjoyed an efficient game running the offense as she tallied 41 assists and six kills with only a single error.


The Ladies will travel to Valparaiso, Ind., on Saturday morning via bus and will prepare to take on the Crusaders at 7 p.m. Valpo lost its Friday night match against pre-season conference favorite Oral Roberts by a score of 3-2.