September 18, 2012
Centre Volleyball Stays Hot, Beats Sewanee in Three
The Volleyball Colonels faced a much improved Sewanee team this evening, and maintained their perfect SAA record, now 3-0. Centre swept Sewanee by scores of 25-20, 25-20, and 25-22. In each of the games the Colonels made tremendous runs at the end to close out the contest. Head Coach James Neyhouse, obviously pleased to leave Sewanee with a solid victory, remarked, "We put the ball away when we needed to: Our ability to finish was more than satisfactory."
Continuing to have a major influence on opposing hitters, sophomore Suzanne Asbury (Louisville, KY) stopped seven balls at the net. For those that did get by her, the defense remained good (and appearing to improve with each match), and was anchored by senior Jenna Foushee (Louisville, KY), who had 17 digs.
On offense Celia Moser (Troy, OH), a sophomore, hit .385 with seven kills; and junior Kimberly Lownds (Evergreen, CO) added five. Those kills would have been most unlikely without the 14 assists from Elizabeth Janszen, a freshman from Cincinnati, OH, and the 13 handed out by junior Kary Stivers (Louisville, KY). The latter's classmate Catherine Janszen (Cincinnati, OH), produced two service aces while again playing a splendid game all-around.
Robert Cecil, father of freshman Beth Cecil (Bardstown, KY), feels that he "can see every game that the girls are coming together, and becoming a good team. I see progression each match." Neyhouse responded, "It's too early to dust off a shelf for any new trophies, but our team has responded well recently to our challenges. However, as always our most important match is our next one." (In this case that would be this Saturday, September 22, against MIllsaps; and at the risk of getting too far ahead of Coach Neyhouse, then there is Birmingham Southern on Sunday.)