UNA volleyball takes down Union on senior night

On the seniors last regular season home game at Flowers Hall the volleyball team defeated Union University 3-1 Oct. 28.

The first three sets were tight between the two teams, as the Lions won the first two sets 25-20 and 25-22 but dropped the third set 28-26. UNA (17-9, 13-4) would bounce back the fourth set to win big, 25-15.

“We played a little tight tonight, at times,” said coach Stephanie Radecki. “We came out the fourth set really focused and did some good things. Union is a really good team and they play hard, so it was nice to get the win.”

Senior hitter Megan Gorey had 16 kills for the Lions, to increase her Gulf South Conference lead in kills to 378.

“We were very versatile in our sets tonight,” Gorey said. “I think the third set we were all in such a rush to get the game over with for the senior dinner.”

UNA honored seniors Shantel Federick, Megan Gorey, Joanna Calhoun and Leanna Lloyd after the game.

“It’s just so sad to know this is my last game playing in this gym,” Gorey said. “It’s been such a blessing if you ask me and I’m going to miss this court so much. It still hasn’t hit me yet though.”

The Lions still have an opportunity to play at home this season depending on the seeding in the GSC tournament.

In the first round the first two seeds will get a bye and the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds will host number No. 6 and No. 5, respectively.

UNA currently sits as the No. 3 seed with three games left to play.

“I’m excited about what the team has done and I’m excited about what they can do,” Radecki said. “It’s going to be fun competing for the championship.”

The Lions will play at Valdosta State University Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. (CST).