Eagles Quickly Sweep Salem in Non-Conference Match

Eagles Quickly Sweep Salem in Non-Conference Match

The Ashland University volleyball team swept Salem University in 46 minutes, 25-13, 25-6, 25-14, in nonconference action on Tuesday (Oct. 23) evening in Salem W.Va.

Head coach Kevin Foeman was able to turn to his reserve unit as well as the Eagles (21-5) hit a season-high .374 while holding the Tigers (7-25) to a minus-.062 mark. Salem did not hit over .000 in any of the three sets.

The Eagles were led by senior Reanne Neal, who finished with 11 kills (.381) and four blocks. Redshirt-junior Michaela Ping racked up nine kills (.467) and four blocks and junior Sophi Cudworth had seven kills (.500).

Sophomore Ellie Jensen totaled six kills with one error on just eight attacks, hitting .625. Freshman Erin Krupar had five kills and 10 digs, while junior Paige Leitz and sophomore Zoie Franklin added two kills each.

Freshman Zoey Peck handed out 41 assists and had seven digs.

Liane Moser led the Tigers with six kills and Amy Turbak had a team-high nine digs. 

The Eagles were scheduled to play West Virginia Wesleyan later Tuesday, but had that match canceled.

They will return to the court on Friday (Oct. 26) when they take on Parkside for Senior Night. First serve at Kates Gymnasium is scheduled for 7 p.m. It will be Ashland's first match at home since Sept. 29.