JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/20/2009 - On a night that the Union University volleyball team honored their only senior, Katie Adams, the Lady Bulldogs knocked off Mid-Continent (Ky.) University 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-8). Union improved to 23-4 on the season and 7-4 in the TranSouth. Mid-Continent dropped to 2-15 overall and 0-12 in league play.
Union and Mid-Continent started the first match by swapping points, as Union took a 6-5 lead. The Lady Bulldog then scored five straight times to pull away. Union led by as many as 12 points, 18-6 and the final, 25-13. In the second set, Mid-Continent jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead. However, Union rattled off a five-point run again to take a 6-4 lead. Union did not trail again on their way to a 25-15 win. Union dominated the third and final set, jumping out to a lead of 19-6, before extending the lead to the 25-8 final.
Union was led by Heather Lieberman with 12 kills and Kelsey Duling added 11 kills. Adams recorded 31 assists on her senior night. Lauren Sprouse led with 18 digs, while Caitie Paul and Caroline Robbins added two blocks each.
Mid-Continent was led by Tiffany Payton with seven kills. Kelsey Swindler tallied 15 assists, and Katie Perry led with 10 digs and one block.
Up next for Union will be a road conference match on Monday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. in Batesville, Ark. Versus Lyon College.
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