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Rally comes up short as Union volleyball falls at Christian Brothers

Savannah Hughes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - 9/17/2011 - The Union University volleyball team dropped a match 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 18-25, 25-13) at Christian Brothers University Saturday. Union dropped to 6-6 overall, while Christian Brothers improved to 10-2 on the season.

After a very closely played first set in which Christian Brothers edged Union 25-21, the Lady Bulldog fell behind quickly in the second set. Down 2-0, Union stormed back in the third set to pull to within one with a 25-18 set. However, despite Union scoring the first two points in the fourth set, Christian Brothers scored 10 straight points to lead 10-2 and cruised to the clinching 25-13 win.

Union was led by Savannah Hughes with 12 kills and Abbey Wainwright with 10 kills. Emmie Moroski dished out 37 assists, while six different Union players recorded one aces each. Shelby Swink and Anna Sims led with three blocks each.

Christian Brothers was led by Hannah Kirtz with 14 kills, Hailey Gillis with 11 kills and Kelly Nolan with 10 kills. Kelsey Miles recorded 40 assists, Kurtz led with four aces and Lizzie McClean led with four blocks.

Up next for Union will be a road conference match at Bethel, Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m.


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