JACKSON, Tenn. - 9/13/2008 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs continued their winning ways with a 3-1 (25-13, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16) win over Bethel (Tenn.) College. Union improved to 7-2 on the season and 3-0 in league play. Bethel dropped their first match of the season, moving to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the TranSouth.
"We showed up ready to play today", states Coach Steven Gream about his team's effort. The Lady Bulldogs opened the first game with a 10-0 run. Union took the first two games and seemed to be coasting with the 2-0 lead. However, Bethel rallied for a two-point win in game three. But Union quickly regained control of the match by taking a 17-7 lead in the fourth game, before winning 25-16.
Union was led by Heather Lieberman with 12 kills and Anna Sims with 10 kills. Emilie Ogas and Amanda Coyle each added nine kills. Katie Adams tallied 40 assists for Union, while CJ Neathamer led with three aces.
Bethel was led by Jessica Vieira with nine kills and Deseray Washington with seven kills. Abby Masters tallied 24 assists in the match.
Up next for Union will be a rescheduled match from earlier in the season when Brescia (Ky.) University comes to Union on Monday, September 15 at 2:00 pm.
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