Volleyball drops all four this weekend in final SCAC contests of season
Sophomore Allison Lazewski and freshman Makenzie Shaw split assists for Centenary this weekend
Volleyball drops all four this weekend in final SCAC contests of season
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Trinity Univ. (17-10, 5-6 SCAC)
Centenary (5-21, 0-11 SCAC)
10/23/2015 | Colorado Springs, CO | Attendance: 72
Trinity Univ.252525 -- --
Centenary161319 -- --
Stats at a GlanceTUCENT
Hitting Pct..221-.106
Total Attacks8694
Statistical LeadersTUCENT
KillsKirby Smith - 9
Hailey Lawson - 5
Christina NeSmith - 5
AssistsErika Edrington - 29
Makenzie Shaw - 8
AcesErika Edrington - 2
Kirby Smith - 2
Makenzie Shaw - 2
Hailey Lawson - 2
Amanda Farr - 2
DigsKirby Smith - 9
Hailey Lawson - 8
BlocksRebecca Hayes - 5
Erika Edrington - 5
Hailey Lawson - 3
Lindsey Long - 3

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Ladies managed to take a set in both nightcaps Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, but Centenary (5-24, 0-14 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) dropped all four matches to wrap up conference play for the season.

In the morning both days, the Ladies lost in straight sets against Trinity (19-11, 7-7 SCAC) 25-16, 25-13, 25-16) and #11 Southwestern (25-3, 12-2  SCAC) 25-7, 25-15, 25-5. The Maroon and White battled Texas Lutheran tough on the Friday night match before falling 21-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-23. Centenary finished the weekend with a four-set loss to Schreiner (7-22, 4-10 SCAC), 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 25-11.

Sophomore Desiree Frey finished the weekend by leading the team with 30 kills and finished second with 35 digs. She finished competition with double-doubles against Texas Lutheran and Schreiner. Freshman Makenzie Shaw accomplished the same feat, against the same two teams, but in assists and digs. Against the Bulldogs, Shaw managed 15 assists and 12 digs. She recorded 16 assists and 12 digs vs the Mountaineers.

Freshman Hailey Lawson had 10 kills and 16 digs against Schreiner. She led the Ladies with 39 digs on the weekend.

While Texas Lutheran took the middle sets comfortably, major comebacks gave Centenary the first-set win and almost pushed the match to the distance. In the first set, Down 19-12, The Ladies went on a 12-1 run to get to set point. A pair of kills by Frey and a Bulldog error brought Centenary within four. Both teams traded service errors and kill off a free ball brought the Maroon and White within three.  Frey tallied the ace, Lawson got the kill and a Texas Lutheran error tied the set at 20. Another Frey ace, a Lawson kill and two Texas Lutheran errors put Centenary on match point. Both teams traded point and in a blink of an eye, Centenary took the first set.

Texas Lutheran eased to set wins in the middle frames, but Centenary took a 21-14 deficit and scored 8-of-9 in the fourth set to tie it at 22. Lawson put the Ladies on serve and two errors quickly cut the deficit to four. Both teams scored a point until Lawson got another kill. Two errors by Texas Lutheran and a NeSmith kill tied it up.

Texas Lutheran responded when Brette Threadgill’s kill and a Centenary attack error put the Bulldogs on set point. Both teams sided out to end the match.

Texas Lutheran led the kill battle 61-40 as the only kills came from Bulldog starters. Kristin Fording had 23 kills and 15 digs with four aces. Kelcie Ingram contributed 14 digs and 15 digs.

Centenary fought Schreiner tough but loss in four sets. Down 13-9 in set one, a Shaw kill jumpstarted the Ladies offense. Two Frey kills, a senior Lindsey Long ace, and a kill from Frey and Shaw put the Maroon and White quickly up two. Both teams sided out before a NeSmith kill increased the lead. However, a service error ignited a 10-2 run for Schreiner. Both teams traded four points to end the set.

Another rally for the Ladies in the second set, cutting the deficit from 19-3 to 20-18, but the Mountaineers held on for the 25-20 win.

Like all weekend, set three was won after a big deficit for the Ladies. Down 14-8, an error put sophomore Allison Lazewski on serve. Three Frey kills, a Schreiner error and an ace tied the set at 14. Both teams fought to 18 until a pair of assisted blocks and a Lawson kill put Centenary up three. A Shaw ace capped the run. Both teams traded points as the match went four.

The Mountaineers took the last set by 14.

Lauren McQueen led the Mountaineers with 12 kills and 16 digs. Schreiner outhit Centenary .223-.093.

Trinity took a straight-set win, thanks to holding Centenary to negative hitting in the first and third set and negative-.106 for the match. Kirby Smith managed nine kills and nine digs.  Nationally-ranked Southwestern used a .476-negative-.157 hitting advantage for the win against the Ladies in the weekend finale. Olivia Drummond hit 7-for-10 with no errors.

The Ladies conclude the 2015 season next weekend when they host their Halloween Tournament. All Centenary matches will be in the Gold Dome and will be available via live broadcast.