LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s volleyball tied for second in the North Division in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released recently by the league office.
The Phoenix received one first-place vote and 11 total points, tying with Cincinnati Christian for second place in the North Division. Campbellsville University earned the other four first-place votes and 16 total points for first place in the division. Bluefield College and Midway University ranked fourth and fifth in the poll, respectively.
First-year head coach Scott Barbe has 11 players for the team’s inaugural season, which begins this weekend in the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.
The Phoenix take on Bluefield College at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Fontbonne University at 3 p.m. Saturday in the three-day event. The field includes Southern Cal, Grand Canyon, Lindenwood University, Barton College, Limestone College, Lincoln Memorial and Quincy University.
Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge Schedule of Matches
Friday, January 18
12:30 PM – Lindenwood University vs Limestone College
3 PM – Grand Canyon vs Barton College
5:30 PM – Cumberland University vs Bluefield College
8 PM – Southern Cal vs Lincoln Memorial
Saturday, January 19
10 AM – Bluefield College vs Fontbonne University
12:30 PM – Lincoln Memorial vs Limestone College
3 PM – Cumberland University vs Fontbonne University
5:30 PM – Southern Cal vs Barton College
8 PM – Grand Canyon vs Lindenwood University
Sunday, January 20
10 AM – Limestone College vs Quincy University
12:30 PM – Grand Canyon vs Lincoln Memorial
3 PM – Barton College vs Quincy University
5:30 PM – Southern Cal vs Lindenwood University