Volleyball splits KIAC Tri-Match
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury pulled off a split of a KIAC tri-match on Saturday, losing to No. 17 Indiana East 3-0 before rebounding with a 3-0 defeat of conference newcomer Carlow. Asbury now sits at 18-9 overall and 4-3 in the KIAC.
In the first match the Eagles couldn’t find a way around the big front line from Indiana East as the Red Wolves piled up 10 total blocks. Caitlin Burroughs led the way with four solo and two block assists. She also added nine kills. Sarah Shilling led IUE with 10 kills.
Asbury’s balanced attack was led by Sarah Sterling with nine kills on 20 attacks, good for a .350 percentage. The team hit only .103 for the match. IUE hit .261. Alyssa Downs and Catherine Wolter each added eight kills for the Eagles. Kelly Cole added 17 digs for Asbury as Jessie Bartlow and Mackenzie Burke recorded 16 and 15 assists respectively.
In the second match the Eagles rolled to victory 25-9, 26-24, 25-11. Sterling again led the Eagles in kills, this time with 12 and a .423 attack percentage. The Eagles as a team hit .337 including a .444 clip in the first set. Sterling also added four block assists in the match as did Kaity Bradley. Wolter collected five of her nine kills in the first set. Morgan Newton and Alyssa Downs each chipped in with five kills in the match.
Cole again recorded 17 digs in the match as Mackenzie Burke added 22 assists. Bartlow chipped in with 13 assists. Cole also led the way with three service aces, the Eagles collected seven in the match.
The Eagles will look for revenge on Tuesday as they host Cincinnati Christian in a non-conference match at 7 pm.