JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn volleyball team closed play at the 2019 Milligan Mountain Madness Tournament with two more matches Saturday in Johnson City, Tenn.
The Wolverines dropped a close five-set match to Union College, 19-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-12. In the final match of the trip, UM-Dearborn fell to host school (RV) Milligan College in four sets, 25-14, 13-25, 25-16, 25-19. The losses drop UM-Dearborn 1-8 on the season.
Against Union, three Wolverines finished with double-digit kills, led by Bronte Michura with 15, while Gina Giacomini added 12 and Regan Sliwinski finished with 11. Sabrina Giacomini recorded a double-double with 23 assists and 16 sigs, while Daniella Barile also had a double-double with 20 assists and 12 digs.
In the finale against Milligan, Gina Giacomini had a team-high 10 kills, while Barile finished with 20 assists and Smith had 13 digs.
The Wolverines return to action in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference opener against Lawrence Tech at 7 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse in Dearborn, Mich.