Volleyball Extends Streak to 18
CINCINNATI, Ohio – For the 18th straight time Asbury volleyball came out on top, defeating Cincinnati Christian 3-1 (27-29, 25-14, 25-22, 25-21) on Monday night. The Eagles have now rolled up 24 straight KIAC victories as well. Their 18 match win streak matches last year’s school-record.
Asbury (31-4, 12-0 KIAC) had three players with double-digit kills, led by Allison Rehner’s 13. Rehner hit .600 on the night as she committed only one error in 20 attempts. Sarah Sterling added 12 kills and seven digs, while Brittney Rader had 10 kills of her own. The Eagles came out of the gates slow, with 10 of their 20 errors in the first set, a set where they hit .067. They would get progressively better with each set, capped off with a team attack of .500 in the final set with only one error.
For the fourth time this year Kelly Cole recorded 30 or more digs. Cole’s 34 digs on Monday moved her into first place on the school’s single-season digs record book with 626, surpassing Whitney Wilkinson’s 611 set in 2005. Cole now has 1,016 for her career which places her sixth all-time.
Mackenzie Burke and Jessie Bartlow each recorded 24 assists against CCU, only the second time they have had the same number of assists in a match this season. Burke currently sits in seventh place all-time with 1,457 career assists.
Asbury’s 58 kills is the most in a four-set match this season and the third highest of the season. Their 82 team digs mark the fourth time they’ve reached 80 in a match and their most in a four-set match this year. Lindsay Ibold continues to climb the school’s all-time kills leader board, with eight kills on Monday the senior has 1,102, just 15 from tying her for fourth place.
The Eagles will head to Richmond, Ind. on Wednesday for a return match against Indiana East. With a win the Eagles will all but wrap up their second straight regular-season KIAC Championship. The two teams played a classic five-set match just ten days ago in Wilmore as the Eagles won 3-2.