JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/23/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University volleyball team posted a 3-2 (22-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-23, 15-12) win over conference rival Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University. Union improved to 18-7 on the season and 9-1 in the TranSouth. Freed-Hardeman dropped to 9-8 overall and 8-4 in league play.
With the win, Union avenged their only conference loss to this point in the season. Freed-Hardeman took the earlier meeting at Union 3-1.
More importantly, Union keeps their two-game lead over Cumberland (Tenn.) who is 7-3 in league play and now has a three game lead in the loss column over Freed-Hardeman and Martin Methodist (Tenn.). Union has four conference games remaining.
Freed-Hardeman jumped out early with two close wins 25-22 and 26-22 to take a commanding 2-0 lead. That marked five straight sets that Freed-Hardeman had taken from Union dating back to the first meeting of the year. Union won the first set in the previous match, before dropping three straight sets in the loss.
However, Union rallied with 25-22 and 25-23 wins to tie the match and send it to the fifth set. Union won 15-12 to take the conference victory.
Union was led by Anna Sims with 20 kills. Caroline Robbins and Marcela Madeira each added 15 kills and Heather Lieberman recorded 10 kills. Emmie Moroski had 55 assists, Kelsey Duling led with 32 digs and Shelby Swink led with eight blocks.
Up next for Union will be another conference match on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.). Union’s senior night and final home match will be Thursday, Oct. 28 versus Mid-Continent (Ky.) at 7:00 p.m.
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