BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union volleyball team celebrated 'Senior Night' in grand style as the Bulldogs posted a convincing 3-0, Appalachian Athletic Conference sweep over visiting Truett-McConnell (Ga.) on Friday.
Union had little problem in collecting its 21st win of the season as it rolled to the 25-11, 25-13, 25-7 decision. The Bulldogs are now 21-7 overall and 14-3 in the AAC.
The Lady Bears are now 5-20 overall and 0-18 in conference play.
The Bulldogs' four seniors each had solid games, but Caity Merritt shined the brightest with 17 kills in hitting .842 on the night, committing only one attack error in 19 total attacks. She also had six digs and one ace.
Union dominated play all evening as it never trailed in any of the sets. The Bulldogs led by as much as 15 in the first frame en route to the 25-11 win. It was much of the same in the second set with Union leading by as much as 15 in recording the 25-13 decision. In the third set, the Bulldogs polished off the Lady Bears with a 25-7 win for the sweep.
The Bulldogs posted a .481 hitting percentage with 43 kills and six errors in 77 attacks. Union also had 14 service aces.
By the Numbers
Union is back in action on Saturday as it will host AAC rivals Reinhardt (Ga.) at 1 p.m. and Bryan (Tenn.) at 4 p.m.
|Truett-McConnell (Ga.) (5-20, 0-18 AAC)||11||13||7||0|
|Union College (21-7, 14-3)||25||25||25||3|
|Truett-McConnell (Ga.)||Indv. Leaders||Union College|
|#10 Jessica Epting - 6||Kills||#21 Caity Merritt - 17|
|None||Blocks||3 Players - 1|
|#5 Sarah Conort - 10||Digs||#4 Ana Calaza - 16|
|#32 Makenzie Moore - 1||Aces||#3 Heather Fields - 5|
|Truett-McConnell (Ga.)||Team Statistics||Union College|