JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/1/2009 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs defeated Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 28-26, 25-23). Union improved to 17-1 on the season and remained in a tie for first in the TranSouth with a 5-1 record. Trevecca Nazarene dropped to 12-6 overall and 3-2 in league play.
In the first set, it was back-and-forth with Union taking a 20-18 lead. Trevecca Nazarene answered late, scoring eight of the final 12 points to win 26-24. The biggest lead for either team in the match came in the second set when Union led 14-8, eventually winning 25-21. Union started the third set with a 5-1 lead and in another back-and-forth set, won 28-26. Trevecca Nazarene led the fourth set 6-2 and 11-7, but Union stormed back with a 13-4 run to lead 20-15. However, the Trojans did not go away and tied the set up at 23-23. But it was Union scoring the final two points to win the match.
Kelsey Duling led Union with 16 kills and 22 digs while teammate Marcela Maderia contributed 11 kills and 26 digs. Senior Katie Adams had 43 assists to help her team to a victory.
Teegan Hunziker of Trevecca Nazarene had 16 kills, while Jessica Hood added 13 kills. Brooke Cannon added 44 assists, while Haley White led with 24 digs.
Up next for Union will be another conference match on Tuesday, October 6 at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn.
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