Eagles Blank Pioneers
Wilmore, Ky. - Asbury showed why they are happy to finally play in front of a home crowd, taking down Transylvania University in three games Thursday night in the Luce Center. This was the second time the Eagles have beaten Transy on the season, the first coming on September 19thdown at Centre College.
Asbury (10-6) improves to 3-1 at home behind junior Lauren Budde's 11 kills and .320 attack percentage. The Eagles continued to attack well at home with a team percentage of .234, the lowest of four home matches but better than nine of 12 matches away from the Luce Center. Fellow junior Emily Andrews added nine kills as sophomore Lindsay Ibold supplied eight from the middle.
Senior setter Julia Armstrong had a solid overall game with 31 assists and 10 defensive digs, as junior libero Hannah Wheeler led the team with 13 digs. Asbury did their damage defensive at the net with 11 team blocks, led by Ibold and Tina Marye who each had two solo and two assists. This is only the second time this year Asbury has reached double-digits in blocks, the first coming on August 28th against Cincinnati Christian.
Asbury is scheduled to play Transy one more time this season, on October 24th at the Transy Tri-Match in Lexington at 4:00 pm. The Eagles will host their own tri-match on Saturday October 3rd as they welcome in KIAC rival Indiana-East at 12:00 pm and then face off against Kentucky Christian at 2:00 pm.