Eagles Coast in First Pool Play Match
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Eagles made quick work of Tennessee Temple in their first game of pool play at the NCCAA Mid-East Regional Tournament hosted by King College, winning 25-11, 25-10, 25-. The Eagles will take on the hosts at 5:00 pm today to close out Pool B. The top two teams advance to the semi-finals tomorrow.
Asbury (33-3) set a new school record with their 33rd victory of the season breaking the previous mark set in 1993. Lindsay Ibold led the attack with 10 kills on 13 attempts. Six of her kills came in the first set. Allison Rehner added seven kills and Brittney Rader and Dena Busse chipped in with five a piece. Asbury had an attack percentage of .478 for the match.
Mackenzie Burke collected seven service aces, Asbury had 15 total in the match. Burke added 21 assists and Emily Andrews picked up 13. Hannah Wheeler led the defense with 10 digs and Abi Wheeler added nine.
Asbury has assured themselves of a spot in the semi-finals with the win as King had already defeated Tennessee Temple earlier in Pool B action. If the Eagles beat King they will be the top seed from the pool and play the second place Pool A team at 12:00 pm on Saturday, if they lose to King their semi-final will be at 10:00 am. The final match is scheduled for 3:00 pm.