Volleyball Sets New Wins Standard
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – For the second straight year the Asbury volleyball team has set the school record for wins, as they improved to 34-5 after a 3-0 victory over Virginia Intermont and a 3-1 win over Union (Ky.) College on Saturday afternoon. The 34 wins ties the Eagles with No. 19 Spring Hill (Ala.) for the most wins in the NAIA this year. SHU is 34-0 on the season.
The Eagles put down Virginia Intermont in their first match of the day 25-14, 25-21, 25-15 as Allison Rehner led the team with 12 kills. It is the 14th time this year Rehner has reached double-digits in kills. Lindsay Ibold recorded nine kills in the match and 15 on the day to move into fourth place on the school’s all-time kill leaderboard with 1,127.
In their second match of the day Asbury defeated Union for the fourth time this year 13-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18. Sarah Sterling recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs, her second double-double this season. Brittney Rader added nine kills in the match and totaled 15 on the day. Rehner added eight more kills and finished the day with 20 kills, two errors on 42 attacks.
Mackenzie Burke moved into sixth place on the school’s all-time assists list with 25 against VIC and 24 against Union, giving her 1,543 in her career. Jessie Bartlow added 27 assists on the day. Kelly Cole dug 43 balls on the day, inching closer to fifth place on the school list, sitting just one behind Emily Andrews.
The Eagles will look to avenge their only home loss of the season on Wednesday as they travel to Columbia, Ky. to take on 27-2 Lindsey Wilson.