King Sweeps Eagles in Final Pool Play Match
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Asbury started slow and never recovered in their second match of Pool Play at the NCCAA Mid-East Region volleyball tournament, as they were swept by the hosts King College 25-16, 25-20, 25-19. Asbury finishes pool play at 1-1 and will still advance to the semi-finals where they will play the winner of Pool A, either Campbellsville or Oakland City.
The Eagles simply couldn’t get their offense going as they hit only .110 for the match, their lowest attack percentage since October 21st when they hit .048 in a win against Indiana Southeast. Asbury hit well in the second set with a .375 percentage, a set that went back and forth. The two teams were tied at 19 but King would go on to score six of the final seven points to pull away.
Lindsay Ibold and Allison Rehner led the Eagles with six kills a piece. Dena Busse and Catherine Wolter added four each. Mackenzie Burke tallied 13 assists and Emily Andrews added nine. Dena Busse led Asbury with six of the team’s 32 digs.
King was led by Sarah Van Goethem’s 12 kills as the Lady Tornado hit .289 for the match. King wins Pool B with a perfect 2-0 record and hasn’t dropped a set in the tournament. They will play the loser of the final pool play match between Campbellsville and Oakland City at 12:00 pm on Saturday.