It's not easy for any team to go to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and win.
Ashland University's volleyball team made winning up north look easy, however, on Friday (Sept. 25) night, as the Eagles swept Michigan Tech, 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-23) to start a two-match UP road trip.
The Eagles improve to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Huskies fall to 10-2, 2-1.
Friday's first set was the tonesetter, as AU kept Tech to a .111 hitting percentage, and the Eagles had a .235 percentage themselves.
Pacing the Ashland offense with 11 kills each were junior outside hitter Alli Cudworth and senior middle blocker Samantha Zuber. Zuber sported a .370 hitting percentage in the match, and Cudworth added four service aces.
The Eagles will finish the trip on Saturday (Sept. 26) at 4 p.m. at Northern Michigan.