2008-09 Volleyball News
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April 21, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team and head coach Dan Gwitt have announced signing of Shelby Singleton from New Orleans and Mackenzie Hubbard of Rock Falls, Ill., to a National Letter of Intent.
April 16, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team and head coach Dan Gwitt have announced the signing of Christina Fellows of Oakton, Va., to a National Letter of Intent.
April 1, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team and head coach Dan Gwitt have announced the 2009 schedule. The 2009 campaign will feature 12 home games with a season-long four match homestand beginning on Oct. 9 against volleyball newcomer Southern Utah.
November 16, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Freshman Jennifer Kunze had eight kills, while classmates Christina Golden and Brianna Kern tallied six in Sunday straight set Summit League loss to South Dakota State (18-25, 11-25, 19-25).
November 16, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Freshman Jennifer Kunze had eight kills, while classmates Christina Golden and Brianna Kern tallied six in Sunday straight set Summit League loss to South Dakota State (18-25, 11-25, 19-25).
November 16, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Freshman Jennifer Kunze had eight kills, while classmates Christina Golden and Brianna Kern tallied six in Sunday straight set Summit League loss to South Dakota State (18-25, 11-25, 19-25).
November 14, 2008
SHREVEPORT - While facing the competitive top seeded North Dakota State Bison, the Centenary women's volleyball team was held to three straight sets on Friday night in Summit League play (12-25, 9-25, 13-25).
November 13, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team's season will close this weekend, as it hosts North Dakota State on Friday at 7 p.m. and South Dakota State on Sunday at 3 p.m. Sunday will also be 'Senior Day' for middle blocker Ashlee Freeman, which will take place between sets two and three.
November 9, 2008
TULSA, Okla. - Freshman Christian Golden had six kills and five digs to lead the Centenary volleyball team's offense in Sunday afternoon's Summit League straight set loss to Oral Roberts (11-25, 18-25, 12-25).
November 7, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Freshman Jaclyn Lopez gave a team-high 28 assists and senior Ashlee Freeman had nine kills to lead the Centenary volleyball team's offense, but it wasn't enough for the Ladies as they fell in straight sets to Western Illinois on Friday night (14-25, 18-25, 16-25).
November 6, 2008
SHREVEPORT - It's down to the four matches of the season for the Centenary volleyball team, as the Ladies will play host to Western Illinois on Friday at 7 p.m., while traveling to Oral Roberts on Sunday afternoon.
November 1, 2008
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Freshman Jaclyn Lopez gave 15 assists and sophomore Bethany Kern had 18 digs in Centenary's straight set loss to IPFW on Saturday evening in Summit League play (14-25, 23-25, 9-25).
October 31, 2008
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Senior Ashlee Freeman led the Centenary volleyball team with five kills on Friday night against Oakland, but it wasn't enough, as the Ladies fell in straight sets (20-25, 8-25, 22-25) in conference action.
October 26, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Up 2-1 and looking for the clincher in the fourth set the young Centenary volleyball team just couldn't close the deal, falling in five to Summit League rival IUPUI on Sunday evening (25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 24-26, 8-15).
October 25, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Freshman Brianna Kern had a match-high 15 kills and 16 digs for her fourth double-double of the season, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary volleyball team, as the Ladies fell to Summit League foe UMKC in four sets (28-26, 11-25, 15-25, 27-29).
October 23, 2008
SHREVEPORT - It will be another fun filled weekend of sports for Centenary athletics, beginning Friday at 7 p.m. with the men's soccer team. The Gents swim team will also be in action on Saturday when they host SMU and the volleyball squad will welcome UMKC and IUPUI to town.
October 18, 2008
FARGO, N.D. - Jennifer Kunze and Ashlee Freshman each had five kills to top the Centenary volleyball teams offensive efforts on Saturday. However, in the end it wasn't enough for the Ladies, as they fell to North Dakota State in straight sets in Summit League action (9-25, 11-25, 8-25).
October 17, 2008
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Despite dropping the first two sets, the Centenary volleyball team still fought hard in the final set at South Dakota State on Friday evening in Summit League action (16-25, 12-25, 26-28).
October 14, 2008
SHREVEPORT - It was a tough Tuesday night for the Centenary volleyball team in the battle of I-20, as the Ladies fell in four sets to regional rival Louisiana Tech (24-26, 14-25, 29-27, 25-20).
October 12, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Eight kills by freshman Erika Lunsford and senior Ashlee Freeman led the Centenary volleyball team's offense, but it wasn't enough, as the Ladies fell to Oral Roberts (18-25, 22-25, 16-25) on Sunday afternoon in Summit League play.
October 10, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team smacked seven service aces, but couldn't climb out of early holes, as it fell to Oakland (21-25, 21-25, 23-25) in straight sets in Summit League action on Friday night.
October 9, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After a pair of nonconference wins over Southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi Valley State, the Centenary volleyball team will return to Summit League action when it hosts Oakland on Friday at 7 p.m. and Oral Roberts on Sunday at 2 p.m.
October 9, 2008
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October 4, 2008
SHREVEPORT - An offensive explosion for the Centenary volleyball team helped the Ladies to a four set victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday afternoon in nonconference action (25-21, 25-10, 23-25, 25-15).
October 2, 2008
SHREVEPORT - If you're a fan collegiate sports, then this weekend is perfect for you. The action will get started on Friday when both of Centenary's soccer teams host Summit League matches. Saturday's schedule begins when the softball team hosts its annual fall tournament, swimming starts its 2008-09 season against Delta State, cross country will welcome several local teams to the Centenary Invitational and the volleyball team plays Mississippi Valley State. Closing the dream weekend for college sports fans will be the men's soccer team on Sunday at 1 p.m.
September 30, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After overcoming an early deficient, the Centenary volleyball team battled back and forced Tuesday evenings match to a fifth and deciding set. The Ladies used domination in the fourth set and pure will in the fifth to win 3-2 (22-25, 28-26, 15-25, 25-17, 15-12).
September 28, 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Centenary volleyball team enjoyed one of its best single sets of the season against UMKC on Sunday, but it was not enough as the Kangaroos claimed the other three sets and the victory (25-14, 13-25, 25-18, 25-18) in Summit League action.
September 26, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team kicked off the home portion of its 2008 schedule with a Summit League contest against IPFW on Friday evening. Playing in front of a raucous crowd in the Fitness Center due to Gold Dome renovations, the Ladies were pumped up in the early going but fell short as the Mastodons came away with the 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-14) win.
September 25, 2008
SHREVEPORT--The Centenary volleyball team will finally play its first home match of the season after a month on the road when it hosts IPFW in a Summit League showdown on Friday at 7 p.m. The match will be the first of several played in the Fitness Center as the result of ongoing renovations to the Gold Dome.
September 20, 2008
MACOMB, Ill. - The Centenary volleyball team closed out is conference-opening weekend with a 3-1 loss (25-18, 25-27, 25-17, 25-15) to Western Illinois on the road Saturday night. The Ladies collected more kills than the Westerwinds, but unfortunately, also committed more hitting and service errors in the match.
September 19, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Centenary volleyball team opened The Summit League portion of its 2008 schedule with a loss on Friday night at IUPUI. The Jaguars discarded the Ladies in straight sets, 3-0, by the scores of 25-9, 25-14, 25-19.
September 18, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team opens its 2008 Summit League schedule this weekend with a pair of road matches. The Ladies will travel to Indianapolis for a Friday 7 p.m. match at IUPUI before arriving in Macomb, Ill., on Saturday to face off with Western Illinois at 7 p.m.
September 13, 2008
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Centenary volleyball team wrapped up play in the MSU Club Bulldog Invitational hosted by Mississippi State on Saturday with a 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-7, 25-18) loss to Central Arkansas. It was the second win in a week for the Sugar Bears over the Ladies, who met up last week at UCA.
September 12, 2008
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Centenary volleyball team switched a few strategies up at the MSU Club Bulldog Invitational and it almost resulted in a major upset. The Ladies led the host Mississippi State team early but fell 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 26-24) in a tough battle and then lost its second match of the day 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-13) to Memphis.
September 11, 2008
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Centenary volleyball team will take part in its final non-conference tournament this weekend when it travels to Starkville, Miss., for the MSU Club Bulldog Invitational hosted by Mississippi State. The Ladies will lock up against Mississippi State and Memphis at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday before finishing up the weekend with a match against Central Arkansas on Saturday at 11 a.m.
September 6, 2008
CONWAY, Ark. - The Centenary volleyball team split its Saturday matches at the UCA Classic to finish in third place in the five-team tournament with a 2-2 record. The Ladies lost 3-0 to Houston Baptist in the morning before rebounding to defeat Mississippi Valley State by a 3-0 score in the afternoon. Ashlee Freeman was named to the All-Tournament Team for her strong play throughout the weekend.
September 5, 2008
CONWAY, Ark. - In a match that featured 28 total blocks, the Centenary volleyball team set a new school record while winning its first match of the 2008 season on Friday. The Ladies defeated Jackson State, 3-1 (25-13, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19), in their second contest in the UCA Classic, and recorded 27 block assists to set the new bench mark for the program.
September 4, 2008
CONWAY, Ark. - The Centenary volleyball team dropped its first match in the Central Arkansas Classic on Thursday to the host Sugar Bears, 3-0. The Ladies fell to UCA 25-14, 25-7, and 25-16.
September 3, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team will look to build on the chemistry it is creating on the court as the Ladies travel north to take part in the UCA Classic hosted by Central Arkansas. The Maroon and White will play four games in the tournament over a three-day span.
August 30, 2008
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The Centenary volleyball team concluded its participation in the Comfort Suites Sam Houston State Invitational on Saturday with a pair of losses to Wisconsin-Green Bay and Ball State. The Ladies fell to UWGB 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-10) and lost its match with Ball State by a score of 3-0 (25-13, 25-8, 25-21) as well.
August 29, 2008
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The Centenary volleyball team opened its 2008 season with a pair of losses, but proved that it can be highly competitive despite its youthful roster. The Ladies fell to Drake in the morning session, 3-0 (28-26, 25-17, 25-14), and dropped their afternoon contest to Sam Houston State, 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 25-17, 25-11), at the Comfort Suites Invitational on Friday.
August 28, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary volleyball team has been practicing for a few weeks and is anxious to see what its roster of 12 players, featuring 11 newcomers, can do against an opponent. The time has come to find out as the Ladies kick off their season on Friday at the Comfort Suites Sam Houston Invitational in Huntsville, Texas.
August 25, 2008
The Centenary volleyball team enters the 2008 season with 12 players on the roster. That in itself is nothing out of the ordinary. However, this year's squad features 11 newcomers and 10 freshmen under the direction of first-year head coach Dan Gwitt. There is excitement in the air in the Gold Dome as a new era of Centenary volleyball is beginning. Coach Gwitt gives fans some insight into the volleyball program in a brief question and answer session.
August 21, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Bethany Kern has transferred from the University of New Orleans to join the Centenary volleyball team, Head Coach Dan Gwitt officially announced today. Kern will be a sophomore with three years of eligibility and will bolster both the Ladies offensively and defensively.
August 19, 2008
ELMHURST, Ill. - The Summit League recently released its 2008 volleyball preseason poll and Oral Roberts has been chosen as the preseason favorite in a vote of the league's nine head coaches. The Golden Eagles received 62 points and six first-place votes to edge out IPFW and North Dakota State for the top spot.