Mighty Red Wolves Too Much For Eagles
RICHMOND, Ind. – The No. 15 team in the NAIA was too much yet again for the Eagles as Indiana East defeated Asbury 3-0 (25-118, 25-19, 25-20) on Wednesday night. The Red Wolves have won four straight in the series.
Asbury (22-10) were led by Alyssa Downs who registered 10 kills in the match. Downs hit .250 for the match as the Eagles struggled to a .093 attack percentage in the match. After coming out in the first set with 18 kills on 40 attempts the Eagles compiled just 15 kills in the final two sets. Sarah Sterling chipped in with eight kills for the Eagles.
Caitlin Burroughs led three Red Wolves in double digit kills with 11. Burroughs also recorded four solo blocks and one block assist. Brianna Strete and Sarah Shilling added 10 kills each. The Red Wolves hit .295 for the match and .444 in the final set.
Kelly Cole dug 11 balls for the Eagles to lead all players. Asbury had 43 digs overall and IUE recorded 42. Jessie Bartlow led the way with 17 assists and Mackenzie Burke chipped in with 13.
Asbury will battle Alice Lloyd for the first time in school history on Friday at 4 pm. This is the first year for Alice Lloyd’s varsity team and this match will not count towards the KIAC standings. The return match in Pippa Passes will count in the KIAC standings later in the year.