Eagles Take Two of Three in Quad Match
WILMORE, Ky. - The Asbury Eagles opened with a loss against Point Park (Pa.) on Saturday but responded with two 3-0 wins against Alice Lloyd and St. Louis Pharmacy to start their conference slate of games 2-1.
The Eagles first match of the day ended in a fashion they would like to get back. After holding leads in each of the three sets the Pioneers turned the tides, and eeked out wins against the hosts. The games finished 25-22, 27-25, and 25-23.
The Eagles would respond in the second match against Alice Lloyd with wins of 25-9, 25-7, and 25-15. Jessie Bartlow shined in that game with a total of eight services aces. The Eagles collected 19 aces in that game.
St. Louis Pharmacy entered the third and final game of the day after taking Point Park past 25 on two-of-three sets, making it seem like a tough matchup would be ahead of the Eagles. But Asbury and Sarah Sterling jumped out to a commanding lead in the first set and never looked back. They ended the first set at 25-9 and took the second and third sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-16, respectively.
Sarah Sterling seemingly couldn't miss in the match picking up a season high 20 kills. Allison Rehner followed with nine kills. Kelly Cole collected 22 digs in the win, too.
Asbury gets the whole week off before another tri-match here in Wilmore on September 21 against conference foes Cincinnati Christian and Indiana University-Kokomo. The matches are set for 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.