Volleyball Falters on the Road
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Asbury volleyball dropped their second straight and second in KIAC play on Tuesday night 3-2 to Cincinnati Christian (20-25, 31-29, 29-31, 25-16, 10-15). The Eagles are 0-2 in the KIAC for the first time in JP Rader’s tenure.
The Eagles (4-7, 0-2 KIAC) have been to the KIAC Championship match in each of the past five seasons but are now faced with an uphill climb as the leagues has reverted to a single round-robin format. On Tuesday, Sarah Sterling led the team with 13 kills and a .286 attack percentage as the team posted only a .156 mark. The team is hitting only .183 so far this season compared to .251 a year ago. Sterling currently leads the team with a .287 season attack percentage and is averaging three kills per set.
Brittney Rader and Morgan Newton were also in double-digits with 11 and 10 kills against CCU (10-3, 3-1 KIAC). Kelly Cole dug 36 balls on the night, the second time in three matches she has eclipsed the 30 dig mark. Mackenzie Burke and Jessie Bartlow added 25 and 22 assists for the Eagles.
Asbury will travel to West Virginia Tech on Friday to play the Golden Bears in a doubleheader before finally returning home on September 25.