Volleyball loses a pair on final day of Crossover
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Schreiner University ()
Centenary ()
9/27/2015 | Trinity University | Attendance: 34
Schreiner University252525 -- --
Centenary231416 -- --
Stats at a GlanceSCHVB15CENT
Hitting Pct..315.036
Total Attacks92112
Statistical LeadersSCHVB15CENT
KillsAlyssa Chapman - 11
Makenzie Shaw - 6
Lindsey Long - 6
AssistsAshley Myers - 17
Rachel Perkins - 18
AcesDelanie Cauthen - 2
Hailey Lawson - 2
DigsNicole West - 20
Rachel Perkins - 9
BlocksDarean Bague - 2

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Ladies volleyball team put together a pair of huge comebacks on the day but it was not enough as Centenary College volleyball (3-14, 0-7 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell to Schreiner (3-14, 1-6 SCAC) 25-23, 25-14, 25-16, and host Trinity (10-8, 3-4 SCAC) 25-16, 25-11, 25-22.

In the first match of the day in the first set against Schreiner, the Ladies fell behind 18-13. Freshman Hailey Lawson recorded a kill to put herself on serve. What transpired was a seven-point service run to put Centenary up three. Freshman Makenzie Shaw etched a kill and the hitters for Centenary forced two overpasses that led to unassisted kills for senior Lindsey Long. Freshman Ashley Brown tied the set with a kill and forced a Mountaineer timeout.

Out of break, Schreiner hit their only error of the run and Lawson tallied a pair of service aces to put Centenary up three. However, a service error ended the rally.

Schreiner fought back, scoring at least one point the rest of the frame on its serve to bounce back. With Centenary holding a 22-20 edge, Alyssa Chapman found the floor twice on attacks to tie the set. An attack error put Centenary back on serve, but three Lady errors ended the frame and put Schreiner up by one. The Mountaineer went on to win the match in straight sets.

Schreiner led in kills, 36-27, and outhit Centenary .315-.036. Shaw and Long led the Ladies with six kills, while senior Rachel Perkins narrowly missed the double-double with team highs on both assists (18) and digs (nine). Delanie Cauthen led Schreiner with 10 kills (on 22 swings with no errors for a .455 hitting percentage) and 10 digs.

Match two of the day against Trinity saw the home team claim the first two sets by nine and 14, but a huge rally in the third came up just short for Centenary.  Down 20-13, the Ladies scored 7-of-8 to pull within one. Frey recorded a pair of kills and an error by Trinity pulled the visitors within four. After a Centenary service error, freshman Michaela Brantley registered the kill to put Frey on serve. A pair of attack errors and an ace brought the Maroon and White within one, 21-20.

Trinity took a 24-20 lead and four set points, but Centenary did not back down. Senior Lindsey Bruce recorded the kill and a ball handling error cut the deficit to two. A Katie Gillis kill ended the match.

The Tigers outhit the Ladies 43-26 in kills and .296-.071 – including .417-negative .062 in the second set. Lawson tallied 12 digs while Frey hit .276 with 12 kills and nine digs. Kirby Smith added 14 kills and eight digs for the Tigers.

Centenary returns to action next Saturday with a pair of games in Longview, Texas. The Ladies take on East Texas Baptist at three before battling host LeTourneau at five.