LEBANON, Tenn. - Senior Brooke Porter recorded her 1,000th career dig Friday as the Union volleyball team went 1-1 during the first day of play at the Cumberland (Tenn.) University Classic.
The Louisville, Ky., native reached the milestone during the 3-0 victory over Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) as she posted 13. Porter added seven in the 3-0 loss to Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) to put her at 1,012 for her career.
With the split, Union is 7-9 overall. The Lady Bulldogs will resume play Saturday at 11 a.m. Central when it takes on Webber International (Fla.). Union will wrap up the classic with a 3 p.m. Central date versus Martin Methodist (Tenn.).
In the first match, Union rolled through the first set, but Lindenwood-Belleville put up a fight in the final two sets as the Lady Bulldogs won 25-12, 26-24, 25-23.
Union looked to be on its way to a set one win against Freed-Hardeman as it was up 24-21. However, Freed-Hardeman reeled off five straight points to take the opening frame 26-24.
From there, the Lady Lions controlled the match and took the next two sets 25-20 an 25-17.
Hollie Hopkins and Merritt led Union with eight kills apiece. Hopkins also posted three total blocks. Gray helped out with 15 assists and eight digs.