Volleyball Picks up Two More Sweeps on Saturday
With AsburyEagles.com writer Ashley Walls
GRAYSON, Ky. - The Asbury Eagles finished the weekend by extending their record to 27-7 after beating both WVU-Parkersburg and Kentucky Christian University 3-0 today in a tri-match in Grayson, Ky.
Saturday’s play opened with a nearly uncontested 3-0 win against WVU-Parkersburg. The Eagles soared to 25 points in the three sets, while the River Hawks scrambled to get a mere 14 points total of the three sets. The Eagles claimed their 26th win beating the River Hawks 25-5, 25-5, and 25-4.
Kentucky Christian University proved to be a more daunting opponent, but the Eagles were prepared. The Eagles won by just a two-point margin in the first set, beating the Knights 25-21. In the next set, Asbury stretched the deficit to 6 with a 25-19 lead, carrying that momentum over into the third set as they beat the Knights with a 25-21 score this time.
Junior Sarah Sterling and senior Allison Rehner teamed up for a dangerous duo on offense, hitting double-digits in kills in both games and ending the night with 14 and 13 kills against KCU. Senior Mackenzie Burke got an impressive 28 assists against WVU-Parkersburg and didn’t slow down in the next match, getting 20 against KCU. Junior Jessie Bartlow was close behind in assists with 18, while seniors Kelly Cole and Cari McMullen led the team on the defensive with 14 and 8 digs against KCU.
This win puts the Eagles on an eleven-game winning streak, losing only once in the last twenty-one games. The Eagles will face one of their toughest matchups of the season in their next match against conference foe Indiana University-East on Oct. 23 in Richmond, Ind. at 7 p.m.