Volleyball gets 1 of 3 hosting AC Quad
The Eagles hosted the AC Quad on Saturday against Cumberland (Tenn.), Oakland City (Ind.) and Shawnee State (Ohio). Asbury faced Oakland City for its first match, losing in a five-game match, 25-30, 30-28, 21-30, 30-24, 9-15. Junior Ellen Adkison led the way for the Eagles with 17 kills while sophomore Christina Marye added 13. Junior Abby Andrews and sophomore Danielle Morrison joined them in double-figures with 11. Freshman Hannah Wheeler turned in a stellar effort with 26 digs, while freshman Jenelle McClean recorded 30 assists. Troubling the Eagles in their first match of the day were 18 service errors, providing easy points for Oakland City.
Asbury would rebound in their second match, getting their first win on the season in another five-game match over Shawnee State, 28-30, 30-18, 15-30, 30-16, 15-12. Adkison again registered 17 kills but was only joined in double-figures by Andrews with 11. McClean provided 36 assists as the Eagles improved their service woes, committing six fewer service errors (12). Wheeler again led the Eagles in digs with eight.
Fatigue and a superior opponent in Cumberland saw the Eagles drop a three-game decision to the VolleyDawgs, 20-30, 20-30, 17-30. Morrison led in kills with eight, McClean registered 21 assists and Adkison led with nine digs.
The women will host Midway (Ky.) on Tuesday, September 4th in their next game out. The game is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. After Tuesday the women won't return back onto campus for a match until Thursday, September 27th. In between, the Eagles have six dates on the calendar including a trip to Baldwin, Kansas for an eight-team round-robin event held by Baker (Kan.) University.