Eagles make quick work of Cincinnati Christian
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury continues to win and win big as they took down Cincinnati Christian University in three sets for their 15th consecutive win. The Eagles have won 10 of the 15 in three sets.
Asbury (17-1, 2-0 KIAC) defeated CCU (9-6, 2-2 KIAC) for the second time this year, this time however they weren’t pushed to five sets. The 25-18, 25-20, 25-12 score was very reflective of how the match was played. Both teams struggled in the first two sets then Asbury pulled away in the third.
Asbury hit only .115 in the first set while CCU was at only .038 and a combined 10 errors in the set, there were only nine errors combined in the next two sets. Both teams got their attacks going in the second set with CCU hitting .300 and the Eagles a robust .472. The third set was close at 11-8 in favor of Asbury but then the Eagles scored 14 of the last 18 points. Brittney Rader had five of her team high 11 kills in the third set. Emily Andrews and Lauren Budde added three each in the final set. Budde finished with seven kills in the match, Lindsay Ibold also had seven.
Mackenzie Burke racked up 25 assists, one shy of her season high. Andrews added 15 assists and two service aces for the match. Hannah Wheeler led the defensive with 16 digs and Dena Busse blocked three attempts, two solo.
Asbury will be back in action on Wednesday October 6th as they host St. Catharine College. The Eagles beat the Patriots in five sets earlier this season.