Fortunately for Ashland University's volleyball team, recent history – less than 24 hours earlier, in fact – didn't repeat itself.
On Friday (Oct. 16) night at the 2015 Mizuno Midwest Region Volleyball Crossover in Aurora, Ill., the Eagles rallied from a 2-0 deficit against Truman, but lost in five sets. On Saturday (Oct. 17) afternoon, AU was down 2-0 against McKendree, but rallied for a 3-2 (25-27, 15-25, 25-23, 25-18, 15-9) victory.
Ashland finishes this year's Crossover at 2-1, and is 14-6 on the season.
After hitting .037 in set No. 2 to go down 2-0, the Eagles cumulatively hit .333 in the match's final three sets.
Junior outside hitter Alli Cudworth had a double-double, finishing with 22 kills and 12 digs to go with six service aces. Cudworth landed a spot on the all-tournament team.
The Eagles will return to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Friday (Oct. 23) at 7 p.m. at Saginaw Valley State.