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Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 15, 2016
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Union (12-7, 9-3 AAC)252225253
Truett McConnell Bears (10-12, 4-10 AAC)172517141
Cleveland, GA
UnionIndv. LeadersTruett McConnell Bears
#8 Rachel Andrews - 11Kills #14 Kendall Hardy - 10
#18 Julia Edmonds - 4Blocks #3 Wyatt Sugrue - 1
#27 Paulina Hileman - 21Digs #11 Zykeria Allen - 19
4 Players - 1Aces #14 Kendall Hardy - 2
UnionTeam StatisticsTruett McConnell Bears
0.206Hitting %: 0.082
11.0Blocks: 6.0
85Digs: 75
4Aces: 3
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Allen (S.C.) (3-16, 0-13 AAC)1315150
Union (13-7, 10-3 AAC)2525253
Cleveland, GA
Allen (S.C.)Indv. LeadersUnion
#17 Chanise Green-Pressley - 7Kills #20 Katie Latham - 6
#1 Alaysia Fox - 1Blocks 3 Players - 1
2 Players (#10,#16) - 11Digs #22 Maggie McGraw - 18
2 Players (#10,#13) - 1Aces 2 Players (#6,#22) - 3
Allen (S.C.)Team StatisticsUnion
-0.011Hitting %: 0.222
1.0Blocks: 4.0
44Digs: 46
2Aces: 11

CLEVELAND, Ga. – The Union College volleyball team collected a pair of Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) wins on Saturday, defeating host Truett McConnell (Ga.) 3-1 and Allen (S.C.) 3-0.

"Overall, the team played well and finished each set on good runs today," said head coach Jeremy Wise. "We utilized our bench a lot today, and they all stepped up and help our level of play to a high standard."

With the wins, the Bulldogs improve to 22-8 overall and 13-2 in AAC play.

Match 1 – Union 3, Truett McConnell 1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14)

Rachel Andrews (JR/Louisville, Ky. ) helped Union control the net in this match, recording 11 kills and four total blocks in the 3-1 victory.

The Bulldogs got off to a good start with a 25-17 set one win; however, the Lady Bears countered with a 25-22 decision in set two to even the match at 1-1. But Union seized control of the match and took the final two frames by the scores of 25-17 and 25-14.

Union registered 55 kills in the match and had 11.0 blocks. After Andrews, Elle Barnett (JR/Lexington, Ky.) and Julia Edmonds (SR/Burlington, Ky.) led the attack with eight kills apiece, while Maddie Jergesen (FR/Carson City, Nev.) notched seven. Edmonds posted six total blocks with three solos and three assisted blocks, while Jergesen had four total blocks – including three solos.

Maggie McGraw (SO/Elkhorn, Wis.) notched 17 digs to go with her six kills, and Paulina Hileman (JR/Johnstown, Colo.) registered 21 digs. Ivana Kazic (SR/Belgrade, Serbia) and Carson Gray (SO/Alexandria, Ky.) registered 24 and 22 assists, respectively.

Match 2 – Union 3, Allen 0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-15)

Union made short work of Allen in posting a 25-13, 25-15, 25-15 sweep.

Katie Latham (SO/Somerset, Ky.) led the Bulldog attack with six kills, while McGraw recorded 18 digs.

The Bulldogs dominated play in the first two sets, quickly jumping out to double-digit leads en route to the 25-13 and 25-15 decisions. Play was a little tighter in the third set as it was tied at 9-all early on. However, an 11-1 run opened things up for Union on its way to the 25-15 set three win and 3-0 match victory.

Up Next

Union returns to action Tuesday when it visits Bluefield (Va.) in another AAC contest. The match is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.