Centenary Punches SCAC Tournament Ticket; Lawson Breaks Aces Record
Junior Hailey Lawson broke the 18-year old Centenary aces record in her first serve of the match against Schreiner (Photo Courtesy of Curt Youngblood).
Centenary Punches SCAC Tournament Ticket; Lawson Breaks Aces Record
Saturday, October 21, 2017
#5 TRINITY (21-5, 9-2 SCAC)
Centenary (LA) (12-14, 3-8 SCAC)
10/21/2017 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 157
TRINITY252525 -- --
Centenary (LA)151920 -- --
Stats at a GlanceTRINITYCENTVB
Hitting Pct..256.079
Total Attacks9089
Statistical LeadersTRINITYCENTVB
KillsMaggi Linker - 8
Kirby Smith - 8
Desiree Frey - 8
AssistsKatrina Lieberman - 28
Allison Lazewski - 14
AcesSarah Mullens - 6
Allison Lazewski - 2
Kristian Loving - 2
DigsSarah Mullens - 9
Marissa Sandoval - 9
BlocksLindsey Lubianksi - 3
Rebecca Hayes - 3
Michaela Brantley - 2
Shannon Orlopp - 2
Shyann Pisano - 2
Brittany Risner - 2

SHREVEPORT, La. – Ladies volleyball continues to make history for the 2017 season.

With a straight set win over Schreiner (0-21, 0-12 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) 25-18, 25-21, 25-16, the Ladies qualified for the SCAC Tournament for the first time in four seasons. Also in the match against the Mountaineers, junior Hailey Lawson broke the 18-year old record for career aces with her 161st on the fifth point of the match and first serve of the game.

Finally, the Maroon and White won a home conference match for the first time in four years and broke the school record for conference wins in a season.

To begin the day, Centenary (13-14, 4-8 SCAC) fell to #5 Trinity (21-6, 9-3 SCAC) 25-15, 25-19, 25-20 on the first day of the second SCAC crossover in Shreveport, Louisiana.

With the Ladies down 3-1 in set one to the Mountaineers, and with their first serve of the match, Lawson record her 161st ace of her career to break Cassiana Costa’s (1998-99) record. A senior Desiree Frey kill and an attack error gave the Ladies the 4-3 lead. Tied at five, another Frey kill put sophomore Kristian Loving on serve. Two kills from junior Shannon Orlopp and Frey, an Orlopp-sophomore Brittany Risner block, and a Schreiner error put the home team up 12-5 and forced a timeout.

Up 18-15 later in the set, five-straight Schreiner errors put the Ladies up eight. The Mountaineers answered back with three-straight points, but a Frey kill and another Mountaineer miscue ended the set.

Frey hit six kills in the first set alone and finished the match with a double-double of 15 kills and 15 digs.

Set two stood tied at 17 before the Ladies scored 4-of-5 to go up by three. A Frey kill and a Mountaineer error brought the lead to two. Both teams sided out before a Schreiner increased the lead to three. With Centenary up 23-20, an attack error and a Lawson solo block ended the frame.

Centenary took advantage of Schreiner hitting .000 is set two with 10 kills and 10 errors.

While Schreiner rebounded to hit .276 in set three, the Ladies answered with a .432 hitting percentage (18 kills and two errors on 37 swings) to end the match. This time, senior Allison Lazewski put together the long service rally. Junior Michaela Brantley recorded the kill to put Lazewski on serve at 11-8. A service ace and two Schreiner errors made the score 14-8. Kills by Lawson and Brantley extended the lead to 16-8. Both teams sided out, and kills from Frey and junior Makenzie Shaw put Centenary up 11.

With the Ladies on match point at 24-14, Ashley Myers tallied a kill and the hit a service ace for Schreiner to save a pair of set points. However, a Pisano kill ended the match and put Centenary in the SCAC Tournament.

Alyx Cuse led the Mountaineers with six kills on 13 attempts with no errors (.462).

Centenary finishes up conference play for the 2017 season Sunday, October 21, against #3 Southwestern at noon and Texas Lutheran at 4 p.m. in the Gold Dome.