Eagles Fall to Bulldogs in Five
Barbourville, KY---The Asbury College volleyball team suffered a tough defeat Tuesday night at Union College, falling in five games 2-3. This was the closest match the Eagles have played all season with four of the five games decided by three points or less.
Asbury (24-16) was led by Ellen Adkison's 18 kills, and freshmen Tani Goday's 15. The Eagles had 64 kills which is a season high. Emily Andrews had nine kills of her own and also led the team with 33 assists, Julia Armstrong had 23 assists of her own. Katie Lee led the defense with 15 digs and Hannah Wheeler chipped in 13. Christina Marye had three solo and three assisted blocks to go along with eight kills.
The Eagles won the first game 25-23 before dropping the second 15-25. The third and fourth games were both 25-22, game three going to the Bulldogs and the Eagles taking the fourth, forcing a fifth and deciding game. Asbury took a 8-7 lead in the final game at the changeover before Union rallied with four quick points. The Eagles would not give up and continued to battle to even the score at 12-12. The Eagles would fight off six match points in the final game before finally falling 23-25.
Asbury will head into the KIAC Tournament starting Friday morning at 11 am when they take on Berea. If the Eagles win they will play Saturday morning at 11 am, with the championship match at 4 pm on Saturday. All matches will be played at Midway College.