Ladies Wrap Up Home Season with Strong Effort
Friday, November 3, 2006

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CC-ORU Box Score 11-3-06

Stephanie Scanlan

Danielle Bochat

Lauren Fielding

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary volleyball team honored its lone senior before its final home match of the season and then pushed Mid-Continent Conference leader Oral Roberts despite losing 3-0 (12-30, 28-30, 25-30). The Ladies got off to a tough start, but turned up the heat in the final two games.


Senior Stephanie Scanlan (Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall) suited up for her final match in the Gold Dome against ORU on Friday night. Injured for almost the entire season, Scanlan got the start from head coach Jenny Hazelwood and finished with two block assists.


Oral Roberts (23-7, 10-0 Mid-Con) showed why it still holds an undefeated mark after 10 league matches as the Golden Eagles held the Ladies to just two kills in the opening game. Mid-Con Preseason Player of the Year Ori Zuzic tallied three kills in the 30-12 game one win, but would be held in check by the Ladies the rest of the way.


Centenary (12-22, 2-8 Mid-Con) looked determined to give Scanlan a going-out party that she could be proud of as the Maroon and White took a 12-10 lead after two straight kills by freshman Sarah Chambers (Plano, Texas/Plano West) in game two. ORU responded with four points to regain the lead and held a comfortable advantage at 26-20 before the Ladies made a final push behind several kills from Danielle Bochat (Boerne, Texas/Boerne). The sophomore outside hitter brought Centenary within one at 29-28 with three of her eight kills in the game but the Golden Eagles ended the run on a kill by Maja Devic.


Game three was just as competitive as a frustrated ORU head coach Sheera Sirola was forced to use both her timeouts to stop Centenary runs. A pair of kills from freshman Rebekah Hill (Carthage, Texas/Carthage) brought the score to 23-22 in favor of the Golden Eagles before another kill by Devic and a service ace from Thais Parada gave the visitors the breathing room it needed to pull out the 30-25 victory.


Bochat led all players with a match-high 15 kills to go with 13 digs for her tenth double double and the second in as many days. Freshman Lauren Fielding (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) continued to creep closer to 600 digs on the season with 23 on Friday. She now sits at 588. Junior Lindsay Bekelja (League City, Texas/Clear Creek) passed out 30 assists while Hill and Chambers finished with eight kills and seven kills respectively.


No Oral Roberts player reached 10 kills in the win as the Golden Eagles only collected four more kills than the Ladies on the night (40-36). Devic posted the high number of nine while Jackie Oliveira tallied eight kills. Zuzic tallied just seven kills in three games.


Centenary will close out the 2006 season next weekend with a couple of road conference matches. The Ladies will travel to UMKC for a 7 p.m. match on Friday before concluding the year at Western Illinois on Saturday at 5 p.m.