Eagles Sweep Rare Doubleheader
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury turned a rare home-road doubleheader into a rare sweep on Saturday, defeating Union (Ky.) College for the third time this year in four sets before travelling to Georgetown and defeating the Tigers in five sets. The win over Georgetown is only the second in school history and the first since 1984.
Asbury (16-4) has bounced back to win three straight after snapping a 12-game win streak on Tuesday against Lindsey Wilson. On Saturday the Eagles started both matches the same way, dropping the first set against Union 25-15 and to Georgetown 25-12.
Against the Bulldogs, Asbury would rebound to win the next three sets 25-22, 25-21, 25-23. This was the third time the Eagles defeated Union this year, all three in four sets and the second time by winning the final three sets. Against the Tigers the Eagles picked up their first victory in five sets by taking three of the final four, 25-16, 25-18, 12-25, 18-16.
In the first match Lindsay Ibold led three Eagles in double figures with 11 kills. Sarah Sterling added her first double-digit kill effort in her freshman season with 10, and Allison Rehner added 10 as well. Rehner would lead the team against Georgetown with 12 kills.
Mackenzie Burke added 22 and 20 assists on the day, giving her 14 matches with at least 20 assists. Jessie Bartlow added 32 assists of her own on the day. Kelly Cole added 42 digs on the day.
The Eagles will hit the road on Tuesday to play KIAC rival Indiana Southeast at 7 p.m. Asbury will host Cincinnati Christian on Thursday at 7 p.m. in another KIAC match.