Jackrabbits dominate Centenary

Travis Kriens

Travis Kriens

In front of 841 fans, the largest home-opening crowd in program history, the SDSU women’s volleyball team remained perfect all-time against Centenary with a 3-0 sweep: 25-18, 25-19 and 25-19.

The Jacks were sluggish coming out of the gates, as the Ladies had a 10-5 advantage during the Sept. 11 game. SDSU would close out the first set on a 15-4 run to win and take a 1-0 lead.

“We started off a little bit shaky at the beginning,” said head coach Nanabah Allison-Brewer. “We have really been talking about finding our chemistry as a team, and with us being young, the fact that we celebrated our success is great.”

The second set saw the Jacks have a hitting percentage of .345 with 16 kills on 29 attempts, with only 5 errors.

“I think it was just that confidence factor of being able to communicate and have confidence in each other, distributing the ball back and forth,” Allison-Brewer said about the second set.

Freshman Fiona Jones, from Bountiful, Utah, set another career high in kills for the third match in a row, with 14 kills to lead all players.

Sophomores Ellyce Youngren and Kelli Fiegen added 10 kills each, with Youngren hitting .450 and Fiegen hitting .533 including connecting on eight of her first nine attempts.

“Both middles did a great job tonight,” said Allison-Brewer. “We have been challenging Ellyce Youngren from the outside to the middle, and she did a great job, as did Kelli Fiegen.”