Lady Rams come up short vs. Union
The Lady Rams suffer 0-3 loss to top-ranked Union College (Ky.)
Sports Information Department BC
September 28, 2011
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
The Bluefield College women’s volleyball dropped its sixth consecutive match on Tuesday, falling to Appalachian Athletic Conference foe Union College in straight sets, 25-23, 25-15, 25-13.
The Lady Rams (3-10, 1-6 AAC) started strong, holding as high as a four-point lead midway through a tight first set. The Lady Rams led the entire set until the Lady Bulldogs of Union (7-11, 6-1 AAC) climbed back to tie it at 21-21.
Bluefield gave up two unforced errors to allow Union back into the set. After the Lady Rams tied it back up at 23-23, Union came back with two straight points to win 25-23 in set 1.
Union jumped out in front early in the second set, but Bluefield climbed back to within two points at 14-12 following a short run.
Miscommunication turned the game for Bluefield as Union ran away to take the second set 25-15.
The Lady Rams would struggle in the third set on the defensive end. Union knocked home 5 aces in the 3rd set alone. The Lady Rams fell 25-13.
Junior hitter Megan Randall led the Lady Rams with nine kills. Junior hitter Angi Highlander added four kills. Junior setter Cheznee Daily finished with 20 assists.
Senior defensive specialist Yeda Duarte tallied 18 digs. She is currently ranked seventh nationally in NAIA Division I in digs per game, averaging 5.9 per match.
Senior Ashley Strickland finished with 17 digs.
The Lady Rams return to the court to open three consecutive road matches beginning at Milligan College on Thursday. The next home match will be Monday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. against cross-town rival Bluefield State College of the NCAA Division II WVIAC.