Lions continue hot streak

The Lions volleyball team extended its win streak and claimed a victory over Kentucky State University Oct. 2.

The Lions got off to a fast start, winning the first set 25-20 and following with scores of 25-13 and 25-17 in the next two sets to finish off the Thorobreds.

“They are a very strong team in their conference and I feel really good about the win,” said head coach Stephanie Radecki . “It’s a region game, and it’s always important to play well in the region.”

Senior hitter Meagan Gorey, who was named Offensive Gulf South Conference Player of the Week, led the Lions with 10 kills and a .318 hitting percentage.

Junior setter Andrea De Leon led the defensive game with 34 assists.

“I just tried to go out there and stay focused and help my team get the win,” De Leon said. “It always feels good to win.”

The win moves UNA to 7-1 at Flowers Hall this season.

Kentucky State drops to 13-8 overall, but the team remains atop the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with an 11-1 record.

“They are much improved team and are very athletic,” Radecki said. “We were glad to put them away in straight sets.”

The Lions now turn their attention to conference opponent Christian Brothers University.

“I’m not gonna lie, It was hard not to look ahead to Christian Brothers because they are very good team,” Radecki said. “We know we will have our hands full when we play them.”

The Lions travel to the Memphis showdown Oct. 7 with tip time scheduled for 7 p.m..