Centenary Knocks off Schreiner, Falls to #4 Trinity in Straight Sets
Photo courtesy of Curt Youngblood
Centenary Knocks off Schreiner, Falls to #4 Trinity in Straight Sets
Sunday, October 1, 2017
#4 TRINITY (15-3 (5-1 SCAC))
Centenary (LA) (7-10 (1-5 SCAC))
10/1/2017 | Seguin, Texas | Attendance: 100
TRINITY252525 -- --
Centenary (LA)181619 -- --
Stats at a GlanceTRINITYCENTVB
Hitting Pct..277.128
Total Attacks9494
Statistical LeadersTRINITYCENTVB
KillsLindsey Lubianksi - 8
Kirby Smith - 8
Desiree Frey - 10
AssistsKatrina Lieberman - 13
Allison Lazewski - 19
AcesSarah Mullens - 10
Shannon Orlopp - 2
Marissa Sandoval - 2
DigsAnnie Rose Leggett - 10
Desiree Frey - 12
Marissa Sandoval - 12
BlocksMaggi Linker - 4
Michaela Brantley - 1
Shyann Pisano - 1
Shannon Orlopp - 1

SEGUIN, Texas – The Ladies finished off the first half of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a split on the day as Centenary (8-10, 2-5 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) beat Schreiner (0-14, 0-7 SCAC) 25-21, 25-20, 25-17. In the first match of the day, the Ladies fell to #4 Trinity (16-3, 6-1 SCAC) 25-18, 25-16, 25-19.

Against the Mountaineers, senior Desiree Frey and junior Michaela Brantley both recorded 11 kills, with Brantley hitting .588 (11 kills on 17 attempts with one error). At one point, Brantley had nine kills and no errors on 11 swings.

With Schreiner up 13-10 in the first, an attack error put freshman Brittany Risner on serve. Kills by junior Hailey Lawson and Frey tied the set. After an attack error, another Frey kill and a hitting error forced a Mountaineers timeout.

Schreiner cut the lead to 20-19, but a kill from senior Allison Lazewski and Brantley, followed by a Lawson-Brantley block, built the lead to four. Schreiner scored the next two, but kills from junior Shyann Pisano and Brantley ended the first set.

Lawson also contributed nine kills for Centenary, while Lazewski added 21 assists for the match.

Centenary rushed out to a 22-9 lead in the second, but an 11-2 run by Schreiner cut the Centenary lead to 24-20. At 23-11, Hannah Hartman had a kill and two Centenary errors cut the lead to nine. Both teams sided out, but the Mountaineers repelled six set points. A Gabriella Rodriguez kill put Schreiner on serve, and two errors, two kills from Mallory Dunn, and an ace by Rodriguez cut the lead to 24-20. However, Risner killed an overpass to save the set for the Ladies.

Dunn finished with a team high 10 kills for the Mountaineers, while Amanda Gomez added a match high 13 digs.

In the third, Centenary trailed 3-1 before seven unanswered gave the Ladies the lead for good in the match. Lawson recorded a pair of aces, Schreiner hit a pair of errors, and junior Shannon Orlopp and Pisano had kills. Up 23-17, a kill from Brantley and a sophomore Kristian Loving ace ended the match.

In the first match of the day with the Ladies down a set and trailing 14-7, Centenary scored seven straight to tie #4 Trinity. A Lawson kill put freshman Marissa Sandoval on serve, and an attack error and a Pisano solo block cut it to four. After Centenary was awarded a point, Sandoval hit two aces and a Tigers error tied the set.

Frey recorded another double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs, while Sandoval added 12 digs also. However, Trinity used a .277-.128 edge in hitting and 6-2 in blocks for the win.

With Trinity leading 18-15, the Tigers scored seven-of-eight to end the second set. The runs started with kills from Madeline McKay and Kirby Smith, followed by two Centenary errors and an ace from Sarah Mullens. Both teams sided out, and two service aces from Annie Rose Leggett ended the frame.

Mullens led the Tigers with 10 aces, while Lindsey Lubinski hit eight kills on 13 attempts and no errors (.615).

Centenary returns to action Thursday, October 5, when it hosts Grambling State. First serve is set for 6 p.m.