Eagles Rebound with Sweep of Spalding
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Asbury volleyball bounced back after a loss to Lindsey Wilson on Tuesday night with a road victory against Spalding University on Wednesday, taking down the Golden Eagles in straight sets 25-15, 25-17, 25-14.
After a season’s worst attack of .160 on Tuesday, the Eagles rebounded to hit .303 against Spalding (5-8) as Brittney Rader and Allison Rehner led Asbury (14-4) with seven kills each. Asbury came out of the blocks on fire with 11 kills in the first set and only two errors on 21 swings. In the second set the Eagles again had only two errors with 10 kills and 22 swings. Rehner had three kills in each of the first two sets.
It wasn’t just the offense that stepped up against Spalding, the defense dug 36 balls led by Kelly Cole’s 10 and the Eagles combined for seven total blocks. Lindsay Ibold registered five block assists and Rehner had three block assists and one solo block. Setters Mackenzie Burke and Jessie Bartlow added 16 and 10 assists respectively.
The Eagles will take part in a rare home-away doubleheader on Saturday, first they host Union (Ky.) at 11:30 a.m. and then will travel up the road to play Georgetown at 4:30 p.m.