Ladies drop pair in Second SCAC Divisional
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Centenary (4-17, 0-8 SCAC)
Dallas (10-11, 4-4 SCAC)
10/10/2015 | Irving, Texas | Attendance: 184
Centenary201122 -- --
Dallas252525 -- --
Stats at a GlanceCENTUDVB
Hitting Pct..060.218
Total Attacks117124
Statistical LeadersCENTUDVB
KillsDesiree Frey - 8
Mairin Guilfoyle - 15
AssistsAllison Lazewski - 13
Elizabeth Smith - 24
AcesHailey Lawson - 2
Elizabeth Smith - 3
DigsHailey Lawson - 15
Jessie Koster - 14
BlocksClaire Gagliano - 2
Lexi Noriega - 2
Cat Dowgwillo - 2

IRVING, Texas – The Ladies stepped back in to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play, but Centenary (4-18, 0-9 SCAC) lost to Dallas (10-12, 4-5 SCAC) 25-20, 25-11, 25-22, in the opener of the Divisional before losing to Austin (14-10, 5-4 SCAC) 25-18, 25-15, 25-14, in the afternoon match.

Sophomore Desiree Frey led the way with 15 kills for the day with freshman Hailey Lawson and senior Lindsey Long contributing 12 kills apiece. Lawson contributed 27 digs and leads the team with 3.60 digs per match on the season.

The host Crusaders took the first match of the day, thanks to a 42-25 edge in kills and a .218-.060 edge in hitting. The Ladies dropped the first two sets, but were able to make the hosts sweat in set three with a big comeback. Down 10-4 in the third, a freshman Michaela Brantley kill put Lawson on serve. Two Dallas attack errors cut the deficit to three. After both team sided out on the next three points, Lawson stepped to the service area. A Dallas error, and kills from Frey and senior Lindsey Bruce, tied the set at 12 and forced a Dallas timeout. Bruce finished the set 4-4 on kills in the frame with no errors.

After the timeout, Lawson hit her SCAC leading 37th ace of the season to put the Maroon and White ahead, 13-12. Lawson leads the total aces category by seven over her nearest competitor.

Dallas built back up a 20-17 lead in the set, but again the Ladies struck back and scored 4-of-5 to knot the set at 21. A Brantley kill and a Farr ace cut the deficit to one. Both teams exchanged points before a Bruce kill tied the set at 21. Both teams again exchanged points, but a kill from Dallas’ Cat Dowgwillo put the home team up for good. Another Dowgwilllo kill and a slam by Elizabeth Smith ended the match and gave Dallas the straight-set win.

Marin Guifoyle recorded a match-best 15 kills while Smith added 24 assists. Claire Gagliano narrowly missed the double-double with nine kills and eight digs.

In the second match of the day against Austin College, senior Lindsay Long registered nine kills and one error on 21 attempts (.381) while Lawson contributed a team-best 12 digs. Austin College, who used a 49-32 edge in kills, saw Presleigh Watson add 10 kills on 16 swings for a .625 hitting percentage.

The ‘Roos hit .410 in the straight-set sweep.

The Ladies return to action tomorrow against eighth-ranked Colorado College. Match time is set for 11 a.m.