Crosstown Battle does not end in Earlham's favor

Crosstown Battle does not end in Earlham's favor

RICHMOND, Ind.- The crosstown showdown against the Red Wolves of Indiana University East (IU East) ended in a 3-0 fall for the Qaukers.

Both teams played tremendous defense, making the offensive matchup even as evidenced through each team trading points back and forth. Four different Quakers had at least five digs, handling the attacks that came their way. The difference came in the serving power the Red Wolves showed, recording 15 service aces to Earlham's one.\

The way IU East showed up at the net was disruptive to Earlham's offensive momentum, and ultimately put them behind in all three sets. The Red Wolves recorded 10 blocks, two solo and 16 assisted, while the Quakers only tallied two blocks total.  

IU East's offense seemed very well meshed and they hit the ball very well throughout the match, taking advantage of open spaces on the court every chance they got. Ashleigh Burton lead the team offensively with six kills followed by Sarah Dickman and Abbey Zanatta who had five each. Sarah Dickman made plays in crunch time during the first set to keep Earlham in the game when errors put the Quakers behind.

The three sets ended 25-18, 25-15 and 25-13 each in favor of the Red Wovles.

Earlham will be at home for the next three matches starting with Marian University on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The match will begin at 7:00pm and will be held in Druley Gym.

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