CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The Union volleyball team showed plenty of fight but still came up short as it lost 3-0 to No. 9 Indiana Wesleyan and 3-1 to Xavier (La.) in the Lee (Tenn.) University Classic.
The losses drop Union to 0-3 on the season. The Lady Bulldogs return to action Tuesday when they visit Cumberlands (Ky.) at 7 p.m.
Despite being swept, Union fought hard against Indiana Wesleyan as it fell 25-22, 25-19, 25-15. The Lady Bulldogs fell 25-20, 25-23, 18-25, 25-16 to Xavier in its final match of the classic.
Senior Cat Neumann had a solid day with 21 total kills, registering a team-high 14 kills against Xavier.
Union went toe-to-toe with Indiana Wesleyan during the first set but came up short 25-22. Indiana Wesleyan began to wear down the Lady Bulldogs as it took the next two frames 25-19 and 25-15 to lock up the 3-0 decision.
In the finale, Union battled hard in the first two sets but fell 25-20 and 25-23 before winning the third 25-18. However, the momentum was short-lived as Xavier sealed the 3-1 match win with a 25-16 decision.