Fielding Gets 600th Dig in Loss to UMKC
Friday, November 10, 2006

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CC-UMKC Box Score 11-10-06

Lauren Fielding

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Centenary volleyball team lost its road match against UMKC 3-0 (23-30, 17-30, 20-30) on Friday evening. Freshman Lauren Fielding  collected 21 digs in the defeat, making her the first Ladies player to reach 600 digs in a season. The libero from Plano, Texas, has added to her school record single-season total and now has 609 on the year.


“I am really proud of the way Lauren has performed all season long,” said head coach Jenny Hazelwood.  “She has been very consistent and is one of the best defensive players in the conference. She has earned this honor.”


In the match, Centenary (12-23, 2-9 Mid-Con) was unable to mount a consistent offensive threat, committing 21 errors and hitting for a .073 hitting percentage. Danielle Bochat  (Boerne, Texas/Boerne) led the way with eight kills while Rebekah Hill  (Carthage, Texas/Carthage) added seven kills on 14 attempts. Hill also contributed five block assists and Rebecca Lunceford  (Baton Rouge, La./The Dunham School) had three more as part of the Ladies’ six blocks in the contest.


UMKC (7-22, 4-7 Mid-Con) put down 47 kills on the night for a .267 hitting percentage led by Sarah Johnson’s 12 strikes. Caitlin Koenig tossed in 37 assists in the win for the Kangaroos and Kylee Stephenson had 15 digs.


Centenary will conclude its season with a 5 p.m. match on Saturday at Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.