LEBANON, Tenn. - 11/4/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University volleyball team closed out the regular season with a 3-2 (17-25, 15-25, 25-12, 25-22, 15-8) win at Cumberland (Tenn.) University. Union improved to 22-7 on the season and 13-1 in the TranSouth. Cumberland dropped to 22-11 overall and 8-6 in league play.
Union had already clinched the regular season title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s TranSouth Conference Tournament. Union closed out the regular season with five straight wins, all in league play.
Cumberland jumped out early on Union and dominated the first two sets, winning 25-17 and 25-15 to take a commanding 2-0 lead. However, it was the Lady Bulldogs of Union who rallied. Union cruised to a 25-12 win in the third set and survived to win 25-22 in the fourth set to even the match. Union then claimed the fifth and deciding set 15-8 to win the match.
Union won the earlier meeting between these two teams 3-0 at Union to sweep the season series.
Union was led by Marcela Madeira with 19 kills. Anna Sims and Caroline Robbins recorded 11 and 10 kills respectively. Emmie Moroski dished out 48 assists while Kelsey Duling led with 17 digs. Sims led with seven blocks.
Cumberland was led by Kaysi Arnold with 15 kills, Taylor Denney had 26 assists, Jaclyn Rodriguez led with 18 digs, and Angelyn Stanton led with five blocks.
Union will be the No. 1 seed in the TranSouth Conference Tournament on Nov. 8-10 in Henderson, Tenn. Union face No. 8 seeded Mid-Continent (Ky.) in the first round at 2:00 p.m.
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