Eagles Power Past Grenadiers
New Albany, IN – The Asbury volleyball team continued its perfect record on the road this season as they took down KIAC rival Indiana Southeast in four sets in a non-KIAC match on Wednesday night. Asbury is unblemished in three road contests so far this year.
The Eagles only had seven attack errors on the night, good for an attack percentage of .214 for the game. Asbury came in only hitting .175 on the season. Asbury’s middle attack continues to lead the charge as juniors Lindsay Ibold and Dena Busse combined for 14 kills and four blocks. Freshman Allison Rehner added seven kills. Ibold led the team with eight, Busse had no errors in 20 attacks.
Asbury (4-1) continues to play tight matches as four of their five have had scores where both teams were in the 20’s. This was the Eagles first four-set match of the season. Senior libero Hannah Wheeler led the defense with 19 digs, freshman Kelly Cole added 11. The team dug 55 balls on the night helping force the Grenadiers into a .090 attack percentage.
Freshman Mackenzie Burke led the team with 17 assists, senior Emily Andrews had 16. The Eagles recorded 12 kills in the third set, the most on the night.
Asbury will head to Mid-Continent University for a tri-match on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles will take on the host Cougars at 2:00 pm and Crowley’s Ridge College (Ark.) immediately afterward at 4:00 pm.