BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College senior volleyball player Marlee Cooper became the second player in program history to record her 1,500th career kill Tuesday in Union's 3-1 home victory against Milligan (Tenn.) College in Appalachian Athletic Conference action.
Cooper, a Bloomington, Ill. native, held the career kills record entering the season at 1,393. She finished the match with seven kills giving her 1,506 for her career. The milestone kill came in the second set for Cooper. The other member of the 1,500 career-kills club is teammate Stephanie Pateman (Weyburn, Canada). Pateman currently holds the record with 1,570.
Union took the first set 25-23 only to see Milligan even the match with a 28-26 decision in the second. The third and fourth sets went to Union with scores 25-19 and 25-13, respectively.
Monica Moreland (Louisville, Ky.) recorded 36 assists in the contest. She also served an ace.
Christina Prindle (Florence, Ky.) led the team with 25 digs. Meg Donnelly (Middletown, Ohio) recorded 11 digs to go with her two aces.
Pateman finished the match with 12 kills, followed by Brooke Vinovich (Somerset, Ky.) and her 11 kills. Vinovich also contributed 11 digs for Union's cause.
Autumn Combs (Florence, Ky.) accounted for 10 kills with eight total blocks.
The Lady Bulldogs improved to 16-8 overall and 11-3 in the conference. Milligan slipped to 10-18 with a 7-8 AAC mark.
Next on the schedule is another home conference contest with UVa-Wise Thursday evening. The match is set for a 7 p.m. start.
Lady Bulldog Notes
- Union improved to 5-5 in four-set matches this season.
- For the 14th time in 2008, Pateman reached double-digits in the kill category.
- When winning the first set, Union has gone on to a 16-2 record in the matches.