WEST POINT, Ga. - The Union volleyball team wrapped up the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament with a 3-0 sweep of host Point (Ga.) on Saturday.
With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 24-8 overall and 17-3 in the AAC, second only to Bryan (Tenn.) which is 30-3 overall and 19-1 in league play.
"Proud of the way our team ended the regular season," said Union coach Jeremy Wise. "We executed well and finished off rallies by making smart plays. I feel we are where we need to be heading into the conference tournament next week."
Union made a vast improvement from its performance last season. The Bulldogs went 17-17 in 2012 and were the fourth seed in the AAC Tournament. However, Union enters tournament play 16 games over .500, boasting a .750 winning percentage.
The Bulldogs had little problem in disposing of Point, winning 25-13, 25-12, 25-8. Union posted a team hitting percentage of .446 as it pounded 48 kills with only 11 errors in 83 attacks.
By the Numbers
Union will play in the AAC Tourament as the No. 2 seed at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The tournament is being held at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn. The complete bracket will be released by the league on Sunday.
|Union College (24-8, 17-3 AAC)||25||25||25||3|
|West Point, GA|
|Union College||Indv. Leaders||Point (Ga.)|
|#10 Paige Moore - 18||Kills||#17 Brea Sherman - 4|
|#7 Karina Ramos - 1||Blocks||#12 Jessi Byrnes - 2|
|#4 Ana Calaza - 11||Digs||2 Players (#5,#17) - 4|
|#7 Karina Ramos - 3||Aces||2 Players (#13,#17) - 1|
|Union College||Team Statistics||Point (Ga.)|