Last Friday marked the first ever meeting between Asbury University and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. Despite going up against a Division I team and having already come off a loss, junior Jesse Peterson said before the game, “My expectations and the expectations of the rest of the team is nothing less than getting a win tonight.” Unfortunately, the Eagles fell short by just one goal after IPFW junior Corey Tom scored in the 22nd minute. The Eagles were unable to regroup and pull off a win and move to a 2-2-1 record for the year.
The Lady Eagles winning streak came to an end Saturday. One bright spot from Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Taylor University was that it was an improvement from the Eagles’ 4-0 drubbing last season. With last minute changes coming to the starting line-up after the loss of senior co-captain, Sloane Salisbury, the Eagles were forced to play without one of their dominant players. On September 16, the Lady Eagles will match up against Union College and look to improve their 3-1 record.
On the road at Indiana University Kokomo, the Eagles managed to bounce back from a loss in game one against IU Kokomo and win against Calumet College of St. Joseph. Throughout the first two sets against IU Kokomo, the Eagles trailed close behind. In the third set, IU Kokomo broke away a 12-point lead and wrapped up the victory. After the game senior Sarah Sterling said, “Kokomo had us scouted to a tee. We got ourselves in a hole and could not get out of it.” Game two against Calumet resulted in an easy three set straight victory: 25-19, 25-20, 25-15. After a five-day break in action, Asbury will take the court again at Berea College with game time