Eagles Hit 30 For Second Straight Year
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Asbury volleyball won in straight sets for the 22nd time this season as they remained unbeaten in the KIAC, sweeping St. Louis College of Pharmacy 25-5, 25-9, 25-10. The Eagles have now won 23 straight KIAC matches and 17 overall. They will try to match the school-record of 18 straight on Monday at Cincinnati Christian.
Asbury (30-4, 11-0 KIAC) hit .459 in the match as they matched a season-low with only four errors in the match. They have had four errors on four other occasions. Middle blockers Dena Busse and Lindsay Ibold led the Eagles with eight kills each. Ibold added one solo block and two block assists.
The Eagles are now hitting .274 on the season, top-15 in the NAIA. They are also one of only four teams in the NAIA to reach 30 wins joining Viterbo (Wis.) (32), Point Park (Pa.) (31) and Grand View (Iowa) (30). Asbury has reached 30 wins for the second consecutive year and only the third time in school history.
Kelly Cole recorded 12 digs in the match as she is now only 20 away from the single-season school record and is 18 away from 1,000 in her career. Mackenzie Burke added 17 assists as Jessie Bartlow added eight. Alyssa Downs added four more service aces as she’s recorded 12 in her last four matches.
St. Louis Pharmacy (6-9, 2-4 KIAC) hit negative .132 in the match as they collected only 11 kills in the match. Kelly Plach led the Eutectics with three kills.
Asbury will travel to Cincinnati Christian on Monday at 7 p.m. before making a return trip to Indiana East on Wednesday in a showdown of the top two teams in the KIAC.