Eagles drop 3 of 4 in Cincy
Cincinnati, OH---- The Asbury volleyball team labored through a tough weekend compiling a 1-3 record at the Mount St. Joseph Classic in Cincinnati, Ohio. Asbury faced NCAA III teams in all four matches, including two teams ranked in the top 25 of NCAA III (Ohio Northern #9 and Mount St. Joseph # 23).
Asbury (12-8) had a tough game out of the box, facing the hosts Mount St. Joseph and falling in four games 17-25, 19-25, 25-12, 12-25. Senior outside hitter Abby Andrews led the team with eight kills. Her sister, sophomore setter Emily Andrews led the team with 18 assists and also chipped in with three kills.
The second game on day one would prove to be bittersweet. Asbury lost in four tough games to Baldwin-Wallace College 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 27-29. The Eagles would be led by senior outside hitter Ellen Adkison who accounted for 19 of the team's 50 kills. That number by Adkison places her second all-time in Asbury history for a single match, Adkison holds the record with 21 set against Mountain State September 9th, 2006. The team number of 50 kills is tied for 5th all-time in school history. Emily Andrews had 37 assists in that match which is 6th all time for a single match.
Day two would start the same way day one started, against a ranked NCAA III school. In this match Ohio Northern proved to be way too much for the Eagles, dropping them in three games 9-25, 13-25, 12-25. Asbury only had 23 kills as a team and 19 errors in this match.
In game four Asbury finally got into the win column, taking down Hanover 26-24, 25-22, 25-14. The Eagles extracted revenge after losing to Hanover at the Centre College Classic two weeks before. Adkison led the way again with 14 kills, and Andrews had 22 assists.
Asbury will travel to conference rival Midway Tuesday September 30th at 7pm. The Eagles will play twice at home during Homecoming Week, Thursday another conference foe in Brescia at 7pm and Saturday vs. Kentucky Christian at 2pm. Saturday will be Senior Day.