Asbury University earned the title of “Regular Season Champions” for the second straight season in a victory against Point Park University on Nov. 1. The Eagles had a 3-1 victory with scores of 24-26, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20. Senior Maddie Lewis had a team-high 19 digs, while seniors Alyssa Downs and Jessie Bartlow combined for 22. Senior Allison Rehner carried the Eagles with 11 kills followed by classmate Sarah Sterling with nine. Asbury will end the regular season in a match up against Brescia University on Nov. 4.
In a game against Oakland City University (OCU) and then Campbellsville University two days later, Asbury University experienced two losses and moved their record to 8-7 on the season. Traveling to OCU, the Eagles recorded a 2-0 loss. Campbellsville University traveled to Wilmore and the Eagles fell short 4-1. The lone goal came from junior Lizzie Hoffa to tie up the score 1-1 with little time left in the first half. The next game for Asbury will be at Berea College on Nov 4.
The Eagles improved their record in a 5-2 victory against Brescia University on Oct. 28. The first goal of the game came from senior Billy Congleton, shortly followed by a goal from senior Austin O’Brien. Up 2-0, senior Adam Howard provided another goal. Going into the second half, two more goals came from freshmen Grafton Hamilton and Ryan Metcalf.
On Nov. 1, the Eagles suffered a 3-0 loss to conference opponent Point Park University. Lucas Silva of PPU scored first after a foul by the Eagles’ goalkeeper, junior John Burns. Lucas Godino scored the second goal of the game, ending the half 2-0. The final goal of the game came in the 59th minute.
Asbury swimming took home wins in both the women and men’s events on Oct. 31, with a score of 95-92 and 114-81 against Lindsey Wilson College (LWC). Freshmen Claire Cross, Susanna Hall, Leah Haeuber, along with senior Kim Gabriel, won the 400 Freestyle Relay with a 19-second lead on the opposing team, adding 11 points against LWC’s four. The men took the wins in the final nine events. Senior Friend Bechtel in the 200 Free and 200 Backstroke, sophomore Tommy Otley in the 200IM and 200 breaststroke, freshman CJ Moritz in the 200 Butterfly, senior Cody Barnes in the 100 Free and junior Graham Duncan in the 500 Free.
In a two day trip to the Tip-Off Classic, the Eagles took home back-to-back wins against Miami-Middletown (77-53) and Marygrove College (100-75). In game one, the first half ended with a score of 45-25 and 20 of those points came from junior Kyle Lamb. Junior Kristian Svendsen earned ten points for the Eagles, and sophomore Tyler Smith scored six and earned 13 rebounds. Asbury’s record stands at 2-0, a good start for the season. The Eagles will take on Crown College at home in the Asbury Classic on Nov. 7.
The Lady Eagles earned their first win of the season against Marygrove College at the Tip-Off classic, hosted by Cincinnati Christian University on Nov. 1. The team outscored Marygrove 93-67 and the leading scorer for Asbury was sophomore Brittany Warren with fourteen points. 44 points of the final score came from the Lady Eagles’ bench. Coach Price earned his first victory as head coach for Asbury Women’s basketball. Their next game takes place Nov. 3 at Campbellsville University.