Volleyball sweeps Lee in three

Union’s volleyball team hosted Lee University, Tuesday, October 4. The Lady Bulldogs were coming off a spectacular weekend knocking off undefeated, #22 University of West Florida, Saturday.

Union didn’t miss a beat as they stepped onto the court in Fred Delay Gymnasium. Though it was a hard fought battle, they swept Lee in three sets.img_0077

“Last night was a very good win against a good team,” Darrin McClure, head coach, said. “I was proud of the way we played. The girls played with a lot of confidence.”

Katie O’Malley, the reigning Gulf South Conference freshmen of the week, lead the team with 16 kills. Mckenna Carter, senior public relations major, followed with 11 kills, and Hannah Hugely, senior family studies major, had a grand total of 42 assists.

“Moving forward, I hope this weekend was the turning point of the season,” O’Malley said. “It’s obvious that these past two games we have played a lot more focused and with the drive to win.”

Lee got two kills immediately in the first set but just as quickly, the momentum changed in Union’s favor as they got three back to back kills. The rest of the set was back and forth until the end and the Lady Bulldogs finished 25-20.

The momentum carried over into the second set as Union scored the first two points. The Lady Bulldogs lead as many as four points the entire set until the end when Lee got back-to-back kills tying the score 24-24. Senior psychology major, Deja Moorer drilled the volleyball into a narrow hole, followed by a service error by Lee giving Union the win, 26-24.

Union took control of the third set immediately scoring 6 points. The Lady Bulldogs never fell behind nor lost the lead as they jumped to 17-7 and finished the game with a 25-13 win.

“We want to win our home games and then be able to travel and be competitive on the road,” McClure said. “We’re looking forward to the challenge.”

The Lady Bulldogs travel to University of West Alabama Friday, October 7th.

Image courtesy of Natalie Smith|Cardinal & Cream