The Eagles were on the road again, but this time they lost to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Sept. 23. While Asbury only had a total of seven shots, the Cougars of MVNU managed to take 16. This proved to be the difference as MVNU won the game 3-0. The Eagles’ record moves to 3-4 on the season and they will find themselves in action again on Oct. 1 as they travel to Berea College.
Traveling to the Campbellsville Invitational Sept. 22-23, the Eagles finished fourth place overall. Setting the pace for Asbury was sophomore Julie Spaulding, who ended with a thirteenth place individual finish. The next match for the Eagles will be on Oct. 6-7 as they travel to Pineville, Kentucky for the Union College Bulldog Invitational.
Earning their sixth straight victory was not an easy process for Asbury in their match against Indiana University Southeast. Starting off winning the first set 25-18, the Eagles fell short in the next two sets 24-26 and 21-25, then came back in set four and five 25-16 and 15-10 earning a victory. Seniors Sarah Sterling and Allison Rehner led the team with 17 and 16 kills respectively.
Against Cincinnati Christian University, the Eagles were able to capture a win in just three sets, 25-12; 25-20; 25-11. As a team, Asbury was able to capture 31 kills on 89 attacks, hitting .202.
Sept. 23 was not a good day for the Eagles. Traveling to Indiana University Southeast in a KIAC contest, IU Southeast took home a 7-2 victory. Freshman Caitlin Conyers experienced her first loss of the season during her singles match 6-3, 1-0 following the tie breaking first set 7-6. Wins came from the no. 2 doubles team of sophomore Sarah Beth Alford and Caitlin Conyers, and a default win for sophomore no.6 singles player Victoria Horseman.