Burton Leads Offense in Volleyball Loss at IU-East

Photo courtesy of IU-East Sports Information
Photo courtesy of IU-East Sports Information

RICHMOND, Ind. – Sophomore Ashleigh Burton tallied 14 kills as the Earlham College volleyball team fell to Indiana University East 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 in the crosstown battle against the Red Wolves on Tuesday afternoon.

The Indianapolis, Ind., native finished with a .370 attack percentage on 27 attack attempts while fellow sophomore Skylar Muckway added four kills. The Quakers as a team finished with 26 kills and a .042 attack percentage. Freshman setter Lauren Jackson dished out 17 assists while sophomore libero Megan Hedinger had 15 digs.

The Red Wolves' defense was strong in the first two sets as IU-East held the Quakers to under .100 attack percentage. In the third set, Earlham picked up its offense with 14 kills, eight errors, and a .176 attack percentage, but IU-East was a bit strong as the Red Wolves tallied a .414 attack percentage (13 kills and just one error) in the final set.

The duo of Sydney Durham and Brooklyn Bowling finished with 18 kills, nine apiece, to lead the Red Wolves offensively. Sophomore setter Abbey Ketchum had 33 assists.

The Quakers head to the Illinois College Tournament this weekend and will face Principia College and Augustana College on Friday followed by Monmouth College and host Illinois College on Saturday.

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