Eagles Send Seniors Out in Style
Wilmore, Ky. - Asbury's final kill came on Tina Marye's final swing in the regular season at the Luce Center as the Eagles took down Mountain State in four games on Friday night, 25-9, 22-25, 25-12, 25-13. Asbury graduates three senior players in Tina Marye, Julia Armstrong, and Kelsie Martin, and will also lose student assistant coach Tabitha Perkett.
Asbury (19-12, 6-2) was led on this night by a sophomore, Lindsay Ibold who tied her season high with 14 kills in 21 attacks. Emily Andrews racked up 13 kills and 19 digs. The Eagles jumped out to a commanding lead in the first set, 9-0 before Mountain State called a timeout. That didn't help much as the Eagles continued their onslaught in a decisive 25-9 win.
As well as the Eagles played in the first set, they played as poor in the second falling behind 11-3 before a ferocious rally that came just short. Asbury had it tied at 22-22 before giving up the final three points. Asbury took back control in set three, cruising to a 25-12 and followed that up with the clincher 25-13.
Julia Armstrong finished with 42 assists in her final regular season match in the Luce Center, and Tina Marye had eight kills, two solo blocks, and one block assist. Kelsie Martin came up with five digs in limited action. Marye finished off the match with a spike that caused the crowd to go nuts.
Asbury will hit the road for their final two matches, travelling to Frankfort to battle Kentucky State on Tuesday November 3rd at 7:00 pm, before making the trek to Mayfield to battle Mid-Continent next Saturday November 7th at 4:00 pm eastern time. Asbury will host the KIAC Tournament November 13-14