Story and picture by Clinton Randall
UNION CITY, Ind. (10-8-19) – In a preview match of their playoff opener next Thursday, the Union City Lady Indians volleyball team hosted Seton Catholic in their final home game of the season Monday evening.
What started as an emotional night for the UC seniors as they stepped onto their home court for the final time as a Lady Indian, ended just as emotional as they went the distance with the Lady Cardinals. After falling behind 2-0, the Lady Indians refused to give up, tying the match at 2-2 and forcing a deciding game five. Seton cut the UC comeback short, taking the fifth set 17-15.
UC head coach Nancy Whitted
“This was a difficult Senior Night for me! They’re all difficult, but these girls have all been with me from the beginning. All five of them have shown tremendous improvement and that was proven when they led us to our first County Championship!”
“I’m so proud of all of them and I hate to say goodbye, but I also can’t wait to see what they accomplish in their adult lives.”
Despite the disappointing loss, the Lady Indians performed well. Mya Maloy, Morgan Wymer and Mariah Claywell all had 10 kills each. Claywell tacked on 24 assists and four aces. Maloy surpassed Maci Beam to lead the school in career kills with 351…and counting.
Union City will be back in action tonight as they travel to South Adams and closeout the regular season on Thursday at Randolph Southern. The ladies will open Sectional 56 play Oct. 17 against Seton at 7:30 p.m. at Randolph Southern High School.