Nesheva leads team with 17 kills
WILMORE, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College volleyball team improved to 20-0 on the season with a three-game sweep of host Asbury (Ky.) University at the Luce Center.
With the win, Lindsey Wilson coach Andy Cavins earns his 100th career win.
The Blue Raiders extend their best start to a season with the 25-23, 27-25, 25-15 win. The Eagles fall to 16-7 with the loss as their 10-match winning streak comes to a halt with the result.
Nadelina Nesheva led the Blue Raiders with 17 kills in the match. It marks her fourth straight and ninth in the last 10 matches she has reached double-digit kills.
Alexa Just paced the Blue Raiders with 29 assists and Maeghan Angel added a team-high 13 digs in the win.
For a second straight match, the Blue Raiders needed an opening-set comeback to take the first set. The Eagles led by as many as three points in the opening set before the Blue Raiders ultimately prevailed 25-23.
Asbury had visions of evening the match with a quick start in the second set. The Eagles scored six of the first eight points to take their biggest lead of the set.
Lindsey Wilson rebounded to tie the set at 9-9 and eventually took a 15-12 lead in the set. Asbury refused to go away and tied the set at 16-16.
The two teams battled with neither team managing more than a two-point lead the rest of the set.
Tied at 25-25, Nesheva produced back-to-back kills to give the Blue Raiders the 27-25 win and a 2-0 lead.
In the third set, Lindsey Wilson used an 11-2 run to sprint away from the Eagles en route to a decisive 25-15 win and the sweep.
Taylor Hayne fell just shy of double-digit kills with nine. Asbury's Catharine Wolter led the Eagles with 11 kills.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 5, as the Blue Raiders host Milligan (Tenn.) College and University of Northwestern Ohio at Biggers Sports Center. The match will Milligan begins at 11 a.m. CT with the Blue Raiders hosting Northwestern Ohio at 3 p.m. CT.