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Eagles soar past Bears | UPike

UPikePIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville volleyball team was outmatched Friday night, losing in three games as Asbury University won their third in a row.

The Bears, who lost by scores of 25-10, 25-15 and 25-11, now find themselves at 3-17 heading into the weekend. The Eagles continue to ride an excellent run of good form which has seen them victorious in 13 of their last 14 matches.

The Bears faithful saw a glimpse of promise from their team in Game One as UPIKE were able to take an early lead over Asbury. It didn’t take long for the Eagles to find their grove though, as they quickly turned a 5-4 deficit into a 12-6 advantage in a stretch that ultimately decided the game.

Game Two was easily the Bears’ best performance of the evening, as they were able to stay with Asbury and tie the game at 14-14. Again though, the Eagles hit inevitably their stride and wouldn’t miss it again for the rest of the night. From the time the game was tied, they outscored UPIKE by a combined 36-12 in both games.

Senior Brittany Hodge led Pikeville offensively with four kills. Junior Stephanie Dounseroux, who had two kills, finished with 10 assists in the loss.

Sophomore libero Samantha Ayres paced the Bears with 18 digs, while freshman Haley Johnson had 14.

The Bears won’t have long to think about this defeat, as they are back in action tomorrow October 13th at 11 a.m. to take on WVU Tech, then have a 3 p.m. contest with Johnson University. Asbury will also be back at it tomorrow after a drive back to Wilmore when they go up against No. 17 Indiana University East at noon, then play again at 4 p.m. against Carlow University.

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