Led by seniors Megan Hudson(16 Kills) and Peyton Parker (31 of 32 in serve attempts) the Union volleyball team breezed past Vinton-Shellsburg in three sets (25-5, 25-6, 26-3) in the Class 3A Region 5 opener Wednesday in La Porte City.
Hudson is now fifth among all Iowa players with a total of 506 kills; Parker is fourth among all players in the state with 430 successful serves. The Knights are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A.
The seniors hope to lead the Knights (35-4) to the State Tournament, where they last appeared in 2014. Last year, the team lost a heart-breaker to Center Point-Urbana in the Regional final, played in Vinton. They will host South Tama (3-26) next Tuesday. The winner of that match will play the Centerville/Eddyvillle-Blakesburg-Fremont winner on Halloween in Montezuma. See the Union stat/score page HERE.