Carlow outside hitter Kristina Hudock (SR/Uniontown, Pa.) smashed her 1,000th career kill, but the Celtics volleyball team dropped a River States Conference match to Asbury (Ky.), 3-1, on Friday, Sept. 29, at St. Joseph Hall.
Asbury won the first set thanks to an early dominant run, turning a 4-2 lead into a 17-2 lead. The Celtics (8-11/1-4/6-2) fought back, but the Eagles had too much of an advantage and held on for a 25-18 win.
But Carlow carried its momentum into the second set, winning the back-and-forth action, 25-22.
Hudock hit her milestone with her first swing of the third set, sending an untouched ball down the sideline. The set was another close one, but Asbury pulled out the last few points for a 25-20 win.
The Celtics made early errors in the fourth, allowing Asbury to earn an 8-3 lead. After that, the Eagles picked up their tempo and rushed to a 25-14 win.
Hudock finished with 16 kills, putting her at 1,005 in her illustrious career as a Celtic. She also contributed eight digs.
Michaela Koran (JR/North Olmsted, Ohio) had 25 assists for Carlow. Mandy Toman (Beulah, Colo.) posted 12 digs, and Mia Marmion (SR/Upper St. Clair, Pa.) added 11.
The Celtics get right back in action Saturday at noon, hosting Midway (Ky.) University, who fell to Point Park, 3-0, on Friday night.