Centre downs Transylvania 3-0 in volleyball on Senior Night
Playing at home for the first time since September 18 and on Senior Night, the Centre College volleyball team defeated Transylvania University 3-0, while also raising money to fight breast cancer Friday, Oct. 29 in Alumni Gymnasium in Danville, Ky.
The win, which is the fourth straight and fifth in the last six matches for the Colonels upped their overall record to 15-17, while Transylvania saw its nine-match winning streak come to and end to fall to 23-7 on the year.
The 3-0 win was the second consecutive win without losing a game and the eighth of the year for the Colonels.
Centre took an early lead in all three games and didn't look back winning 25-23, 25-21 and 25-18.
Junior Stephanie Woeste (Louisville, Ky.) and freshman Catherine Janszen (Cincinnati, Ohio) paced the team with eight kills each, with Woeste also adding seven blocks.
Junior Hannah Greer (Owensboro, Ky.) tallied 25 assists and a service ace. Another junior, Laura Hench (Lexington, Ky.), had 12 digs. Senior Rebecca Pugh (Colfax, Calif.) notched eight digs, and freshman Lydia Prevost (Knoxville, Tenn.) recorded five blocks in the win.
Prior to the start of the match seniors Ashton Hupman (Lexington, Ky.), Pugh and team manager Sarah Jennings (Shelbyville, Tenn.) were honored for their efforts during their time at Centre.
In addition to Senior Night, the match was also played as part of the Colonels Dig Pink event, a national effort by volleyball programs to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Donations from the event totaled over $3,000 and go to the Susan G. Komen fund.
Centre will wrap up its regular season Saturday, Oct. 30 by hosting its annual Halloween Bash. The Colonels are scheduled to play Piedmont College at 11 a.m. followed by a match against Sewanee-University of the South at 3 p.m. in Alumni Gymnasium in Danville, Ky.