IRVING, Texas – Coming off its best Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season finish in program history, fifth-seeded Centenary (17-17) takes on host Dallas (19-13) in the first match of quarterfinal action at 3:30 p.m. Friday, November 2.
The winner takes on #4 Colorado College at noon on Saturday, while the loser takes on the loser between Austin College and Southwestern on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the 5th place match.
Familiar Rivals Meet in the SCAC Tournament
The 2018 appearance in the SCAC Tournament for the Ladies is their fourth. It will also be the third time Centenary will take on Dallas, with the Crusaders winning both matches. Dallas won 25-10, 25-21, 25-14 in 2012 and 25-9, 25-22, 25-8 in 2013.
With Tuesday's four-set victory at Jarvis Christian, Centenary finished the regular season .500 for the first time in seven years. The 17 victories were also the second-most in program history and the most since 1999. With a 7-9 conference record, the Ladies increased the record for the most conference wins in program history for the third straight year. Finally, with eight home wins, Centenary tied the program record in that category.
Freshman Rachel Demerjian was named Second Team All-Conference, becoming the second consecutive and the third All-Conference (non-freshman team) honoree in program history. She broke the Ladies NCAA Division III record in both total assists and assists per set. She narrowly missed the only triple-double in the conference this season, finishing a kill short in a four set win against Grambling State.
She finished the season with 18 double-doubles.
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