Volleyball opens in Florida
WILMORE, KY—The women’s volleyball team opened their season with a tournament in Florida Aug. 29-30. The team finished the weekend with a record of 4-1.
The Eagles opened with Bluefield in what turned out to be their toughest match of the weekend. After dropping the first two games (25-27, 18-25), the women had to rally and win three straight (25-16, 25-17, 15-11) to take the match.
Match two would see the Eagles down Warner Southern in three games, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-17. The Eagles lost their only match to the host Clearwater Christian in three games 25-21, 25-21 and 25-15.
Asbury would only drop one game in their last two matches against Philadelphia Biblical and Ave Maria. They defeated Philadelphia Biblical 25-17, 18-25, 25-14 and 25-14, and Ave Maria in three 25-11, 25-20 and 25-14.
The Eagles were led by senior Ellen Adkison with 44 kills in 18 games played. Sophomore Lauren Budde had 37. Adkison and sophomore Hannah Wheeler each had 50 digs to lead the team defensively, and junior Christina Mayre had 10 total blocks.
The Eagles return home Sept. 5 to face the University of Virginia-Wise. The match starts at 7 p.m. in the Luce Center.