UNA volleyball sweeps Union at home

Junior outside hitter Ana Gabriela Pacheco attempts an attack against Union Sept. 23 at Flowers Hall. The Lions improved to an 11-1 record and 3-1 in Gulf South Conference play.

The UNA volleyball team improved its record tonight with a win over the Union Bulldogs at home.

The Lions, (11-1, 3-1 Gulf South Conference) swept the Bulldogs (4-8, 1-3 GSC) in dominating fashion, 25-10 in the first set, 25-12 in the second and 25-13 in the third.

“I think our girls executed really, really well,” said UNA head coach Stephanie Radecki. “We were really excited about how the girls bounced back. We had a rough weekend last weekend (at Shorter), but I think we had a small gut check tonight, and I think they showed up tonight and proved they were ready to move past that and get better.”

Sophomore setter Jayden Davila-McClary continued her tradition of putting the team in scoring position with 33 assists and 10 digs.

Junior outside hitter Lexie Bradley led the Lions in scoring with 16 points and 12 kills.

The Lions victory over Union gives them four straight home sweeps, dating back to the UNA Volleyball Classic Sept. 3.

“That feels awesome,” said senior outside hitter Natasha Fomina. “We have really big goals this year, so we don’t take any match lightly. We have to play our best every single time we’re on the court, and we did that tonight. I’m super proud of ourselves.”

UNA will be back in action Sept. 24 at Flowers Hall when the team takes on Christian Brothers.

“Christian Brothers runs a really fast offense, so we will have to be disciplined,” Radecki said. “Hopefully, the girls will be ready to show up again and play really well.”