Ashmore earns 100th career win vs St Francis

by | Sep 8, 2017 | Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

SOUTH BEND, IN – IU South Bend head volleyball coach Jamie Ashmore is in her seventh season with the Titans. Leading up to the 2017 home opener Coach Ashmore only needed one more win to reach 100 for her career. This was no small task as the Titans were scheduled to face the University of Saint Francis (ILL), a conference foe who they had never previously beaten (0-11 all-time). However, with the help of the home crowd and some timely plays IU South Bend defeated USF in four close sets (25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 25-23) to win their home opener and deliver Coach Ashmore her 100th career victory.

The first set of the match was back and forth, as neither team could gain a significant lead. With the score tied 23-23 it was anyone’s set to win. That’s when back-to-back kills by Sarah Allison(JR/Mishawaka, Indiana) and Ashli Drewes (JR/New Buffalo, Michigan) put the game away giving the Titans a 1-0 advantage in the match.

The second set was another close one, and with the Titans trailing 18-19 a kill by Ashley McClintock (SR/Westville, Indiana) tied the set at 19-19. However, from there it was all Fighting Saints as they would go on a 6-1 run to win the set and tie the match at 1-1.

The Titans responded by taking a commanding 21-13 lead in the third set, but just when it looked like they were going to win a quick set, USF fought all the way back to tie the score at 22-22. Both teams would go on to trade points to tie the match at 23-23. Reminiscent of the first set the Titans won the next two points thanks to a kill by Sarah Allison and a USF attack error.

The fourth set was more of the same as IU South Bend jumped out to a 19-11 lead and the match seemed all but over. But the Fighting Saints weren’t ready to quit just yet as they went on a 12-4 run to tie the match at 23-23. Two points away from victory it was the Titans who would again close the set this time on a kill by Morgan Powell (FR/New Prarie, Indiana) and a USF attack error.

The win marked the first time the Titans have ever beaten USF and gave Coach Ashmore an exciting and memorable 100th win in front of a cheering home crowd.

IU South Bend will be back at home September 9 as they take on Siena Heights University and Goshen College.

Related Content

Feb 25 2024

KOPSEA’S KORNER – 2023-24 HOOPS – VOLUME 13

SENSATIONAL SEVEN Riley (20-4): Payton Baird poured in 26 points in the Wildcats’ 72-37 win over Bowman Academy. Northridge (18-5): Despite 14 points and 12 rebounds...
Feb 25 2024

2023-24 IBCA Boys’ Basketball Top 20 Poll – February 25, 2024

1 Fishers (20)                    438 22-1 2 Noblesville                     407 20-2 3 Westfield                        394 19-2 4 Kokomo                           364...
Feb 25 2024

No. 1 Grace MBB Wins Crossroads League Title On Senior Day

Lancers celebrate Senior Day in style WINONA LAKE, Ind. - Grace’s men’s basketball game on Saturday had the feel of a coronation. The Lancers rolled Mt. Vernon Nazarene...
Feb 25 2024

Lake Central falls to Lawrence Central in 4A state title game 55-28

INDIANAPOLIS - One thing you have to say about the now first-time Class 4A state champion Lawrence Central Bears is they never flinch. That became very apparent midway...
Feb 24 2024

Marian wins Crossroads League Women’s Title

INDIANAPOLIS - In front of a packed house on the final day of the regular season Saturday afternoon, the Marian women's basketball team put a stamp on their 2024...