Eagles Return Home Winners
Wilmore, Ky. - The Eagles returned home after an eight match road trip and wasted little time in disposing of Kentucky State University in three games. This was only the second home date of the season for Asbury as they improve to 2-1 in the Luce Center.
Asbury (9-6) showed signs of coming out of their hitting funk with a team attack percentage of .296. Asbury had 38 kills in the match and only six errors. Sophomore Lindsay Iblod (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the charge with 12 kills and hit .385. But it might have been the two Eagles from the outside in Brittney Rader (Seoul, South Korea) and Emily Andrews (Deltona, Fla.) who had the biggest nights of all. Both outside hitters had zero errors, while Rader racked up 10 kills (six in game three), Andrews chipped in with eight. Rader also added two service aces.
Four Eagles tallied an assist on the evening with senior setter Julia Armstrong leading the way with 26. Sophomore Lauren Budde helped defend against the Thorobrettes with three solo blocks and two block assists. Hannah Wheeler led the team with 14 digs.
Asbury is now 4-4 in three game matches after winning with game scores of 25-16, 25-15, 25-17 against Kentucky State. The Eagles got off to a rough start in game one, dropping the first four points before pulling away. That was the case most of the night for the Eagles, slow starts and fast finshes.
Asbury will host Transylvania University on Thursday October 1 at 7:00pm. This is a change from earlier schedules that had that match at Transy. Asbury will also host a tri-match with Indiana-East and Kentucky Christian on Saturday October 3, Asbury will play at 12 and 2.