Ladies Come up Short at IPFW, IUPUI
Saturday, November 3, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Centenary volleyball team dropped both its matches on its weekend road trip through Indiana, falling to IPFW 3-0 (30-16, 30-25, 30-17) on Friday and losing to IUPUI 3-1 (30-21, 25-30, 30-15, 30-17) on Saturday.

 

Centenary (2-26, 1-13 Summit) proved to be no match for IPFW (17-10, 10-4 Summit), who heading into the match sat in a four-way tie for first place in The Summit League standings. The Mastodons hit at a .274 clip compared to just .009 for the Ladies.

 

Rebekah Roehm led all players with a match-high 15 kills for IPFW while Mayara Schlindwein added eight kills and six total blocks. Ashlee Freeman had eight kills on 11 attempts with only one error to pace Centenary in the loss.

 

IUPUI (11-16, 4-9 Summit) used its service game to outlast Centenary on Saturday. The Jaguars totaled 14 aces over four games and served tough even when it didn’t result in aces. At one point in game three, Rachel Holmes of IUPUI served 14 consecutive points to tie for the 15th longest serving streak in NCAA Division I history.

 

In addition, the Jaguars used the duo of Carol Newell and Devika Bellamy for a hitting percentage of .213. Newell led the way with 18 kills and Bellamy posted 14 kills to go with 11 assists.

 

Stephanie Hobaugh recorded 14 kills for the Ladies and added 11 digs for a double double. Lindsay Bekelja also reached double double status with 39 assists and 10 digs. Freeman had 11 kills and five block assists, Danielle Bochat finished with eight kills and 17 digs, and Yvonne Ramirez collected 19 digs.

 

Centenary will return to action next weekend for its final two matches of the season. The Ladies will travel to face South Dakota State on Friday before wrapping up the season at North Dakota State the following day.