Volleyball takes double win over weekend

UNA middle hitter Taylor Chapman puts the ball over the net against Union University Oct. 5 at Flowers Hall. The Lions went on to win the game and also won their Oct. 6 game against Christian Brothers.

The UNA Volleyball team won both its weekend home games against Union Oct. 5 and Christian Brothers Oct. 6.

The Lions swept Union with three straight victories (25-13, 25-14, 25-16).

Priscilla Massengale had six kills in the opening set, and Cara Gregg had seven in the second.

Though the Lions trailed Union early in the third game, the team caught up with four straight points and didn’t trail again. Hope Rayburn had five digs in the game, and 13 in all three games.

Oct. 6, the Lions split the first four matches with Christian Brothers before triumphing in the fifth to win the match.

In the game, the team achieved a season-high of 70 kills.

Defensively, Jessica Ronyak led the team with 24 digs.

The Lions are now 5-10 overall and 3-3 in the GSC. They host Kent State Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. and West Alabama Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.

*Match statistics compiled by Sports Editor Malisa McClure using  roarlions.com