Grenadiers take home opener

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Asbury awaits a serve from IU Southeast. The Grenadiers defeated the Eagles 25-20, 23-25, 25-23 and25-23 on Aug. 26 in the Activities Building.

Asbury awaits a serve from IU Southeast. The Grenadiers defeated the Eagles 25-20, 23-25, 25-23 and25-23 on Aug. 26 in the Activities Building.

On Aug. 26 the IUS volleyball team served their way to their first home
victory against Asbury College in the Activities Building.

The Grenadiers defeated Asbury 3-2. The scores of the games were, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23 and 25-23.

The win improved IU Southeast’s record to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Activities Building had a lively crowd of fans in the stands and a very supportive and a vocal student section that cheered the ladies on to victory.

The team came out with a strong opening game, winning 25-20.

They appeared to work very well as a team and cheered each other on while supporting each other with encouragement and plenty of team spirit.

The players struggled during the second game, while appearing fatigued, resulting in a 23-25 loss.

Asbury began to gain control in the second game, going on to take the second game by a score of 25-23.

Both head coach Lesley Drury-Prather and assistant coach Sarah Drury-Petkovic were very involved on the sidelines, actively coaching through the game.

They were not afraid to correct the players or show their obvious frustration when the players did not perform their best.

The Grenadiers came back in the third game and outplayed their Asbury, beating them by a score of 25-23.

Everyone on the bench got to play, showing how deep the team is this year.

In the fourth game, the Grenadiers held on to win 25-23.

At the end of the match, both teams gathered around and appeared to pray together, signifying that they could set aside their rivalry as opponents and come together united as volleyball players.

The Grenadiers are currently in first place in
the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings.

By MACKENZIE COLSTON
Staff writer
mcolston@ius.edu