October 6, 2012

Lady Petrels Drop SAA Contest to Centre, 3-1

The Oglethorpe volleyball team lost to Centre Saturday afternoon, 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 22-25, 25-18). The loss drops the Lady Petrels to 3-9 on the season, 0-9 in SAA play.

In the first set, Oglethorpe hung tough for most of the set. They were down 15-11, then pulled back to within a point at 18-17. Oglethorpe followed by taking a 20-18 lead, but Centre stormed back to win the set, 25-21.

In the second set, Oglethorpe fell behind 10-6, but again came back to grab a 19-18 lead. Unfortunately, Centre mounted another late charge and the Lady Petrels fell again in the second set, 25-21.

In the third set, Oglethorpe jumped out to a 14-9 lead. Centre would come back again and draw even at 19-19. The two teams would trade points for most of the remainder of the set, and Oglethorpe would come out on top, 25-22.

However, Centre rebounded to win the fourth set relatively easily. They took a 19-13 lead and parlayed that into a 25-18 win.

The Lady Petrels will next be in action Tuesday night, when they will travel to the Rome, Ga., area to take on Berry. The game will get started at 7 p.m.

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