Soccer teams come up short on the road while volleyball wins two at home

Hannah Miller kicks soccer ball
Hannah Miller, junior athletic training major, helps defend the goal as a right wing player. Submitted Photo|Steven Aldridge
UPDATE: As of Sunday, the 26 of October, Union’s Lady Bulldog soccer team dropped to 1-9 in Gulf South Conference play and 3-11 overall and the men’s team improved to 2-6 in Gulf South Conference play and 3-10 overall. Read the article here.

The Union University volleyball team and the men’s and women’s soccer teams were all in action on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

The men’s soccer team traveled to Cleveland, Mississippi to take on Gulf South Conference opponent Delta State University. The Bulldogs were originally scheduled to take on Delta State earlier in the season, but the game was rescheduled due to weather.

Union fell to Delta State 3-0. The Bulldogs were back in action Friday, Oct. 24 at home against Shorter University. With the loss the Bulldogs fall to 1-10 in regular season play and 0-6 in GSC play.

“Things haven’t been going the way we wanted,” said Alex Pratt, a senior marketing major and forward on the team. “But we are looking to finish the season strong and not give up.”

The Lady Bulldogs soccer team was also in action on Tuesday when they traveled to Florence, Alabama to take on the University of North Alabama. UNA proved too much for the Lady Bulldogs as they fell 5-0. With this loss Union falls to 2-10 in regular season play and 0-8 in GSC play.

“UNA is a strong team and we can always expect to get a good game when we play them,” said Hannah Miller, a junior athletic training major and defender on the team. “We have been through a lot this year with unexpected injuries and having key players out. But despite the situations of injuries and facing challenging teams, I could not be more encouraged by the constant positive attitude and fight we had up until the final minutes of the game.”

The volleyball team played two non-conference matches at home against Fisk University and Williams Baptist University. The Lady Bulldogs swept both matches, winning 3-0 both times. After the wins, Union improved to 7-18 in regular season play.

“We had a slow start to the first game but we were able to pull out the win as we were able to adjust and play with and for each other,” said Kristin Cook, a junior psychology major and outside hitter on the team. “We had so much enthusiasm and energy, which made us play with confidence. We all worked together well and just had fun and I think that was a big game changer for us.”

Image courtesy of Submitted Photo|Steven Aldridge
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