Volleyball Falls to No. 20 Lindsey Wilson
COLUMBIA, Ky. – No. 20 Lindsey Wilson was simply too much on this night as they defeated Asbury 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-23) on Tuesday. The Eagles fall to 1-1 while Lindsey improves to 2-2. Asbury will be back in action on Tuesday at home at 2 pm.
In a similar tale from their first meeting a year ago each set was a tight battle but Lindsey was able to pull away in each set. The difference in the match was on attack errors, where Asbury had 21 Lindsey only had nine in the match. The Eagles hit .192 while Lindsey hit a robust .373.
Brittney Rader led the attack for Asbury with 13 kills and hit .241 in a game-high 29 attempts. Alyssa Downs hit .400 on 15 attempts, adding eight kills. Sarah Sterling added seven kills as the team piled up 40. Lindsey also had 40 kills in the match, led by Sierra Wilkerson’s nine.
The Eagles led 15-9 early in the first but a 9-3 run by Lindsey tied it at 18. From that point the team’s traded points, no one leading by more than one point until the final point gave Lindsey the 1-0 match lead. Asbury again took a lead midway through the second set at 13-9 but Lindsey again came charging back to close the set with a 14-6 run. The tables were turned in the third as Lindsey built a 17-11 lead and Asbury wouldn’t go away, tying the set at 22-22 before Lindsey took three of the final four points.
Mackenzie Burke recorded 17 assists for the Eagles as Jessie Bartlow added 11. Seven different Eagles recorded at least one assist on the night. Kelly Cole led the defense with 15 of the team’s 29 digs.
Asbury’s match on Saturday was originally scheduled as a tri-match with Mt. Vernon Nazarene and Campbellsville but has been changed to a single match against Campbellsville at 2 pm.