October 03, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Cumberland Univ.302519253
Shawnee State Univ.282225211
CUTeam StatsSSU
.206Hitting Pct..191
175Total Attacks157
Lerno - 28
KillsWiget - 16
Glassman - 55
AssistsHuesing - 47
Lerno - 1
Glassman - 1
Snell - 1
Goodman - 1
AcesHuesing - 2
Snell - 25
DigsSmith - 24
Worrell - 3
BlocksHuesing - 4
Helbig - 4
Bulldogs down Bears 3-1
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Bulldogs down Bears 3-1
Junior Ashley Sherrick recorded a season-best 11 kills in Cumberlands 3-1 victory over Shawnee State. (Credit Steve Wampler)

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Junior Maci Lerno notched her second straight double-double –her seventh of the season-, Sara Glassman assisted on 55 attacks and Kara Snell recorded 25 digs in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Shawnee State Saturday afternoon.

The Bulldogs (11-8, 6-3 MSC) won a back and forth first set 30-28, took a 2-0 lead with a 25-22 victory in set number two, dropped the third set 25-19 and took the match in the fourth set winning 25-21.

Lerno ended the match with 28 kills to go along with her 17 digs, leading three players with double-digit kill efforts. Michelle Evans recorded 13 kills while Ashley Sherrick added a season-best 11. Amanda Worrell contributed five kills to round out the Bulldog attack.

Set number one saw Cumberland gain a five point lead at the 17-12 mark after back to back attacking errors from SSU. The Bears battled back to tie the frame up at 22 and took a lead following a Lauren Helbig kill. Each team exchanged points until a Madison Knipp attacking error and Lerno picked up her seventh kill of the set to give CU a 1-0 advantage.

Shawnee State jumped out to an early 5-1 lead in the second set before the Bulldogs scored on six of the next eight possessions to tie the set up at seven. The teams traded leads until Cumberland notched the final three points of the set with kills from Lerno and Sherrick.

The Bears controlled the entire fourth stanza as Cumberland was unable to gain any advantage. Shawnee State held a lead of as large as seven and won the set 25-19.

Cumberland kept Shawnee State at bay in the fourth frame, not allowing the Bears to take a lead in the set. Both teams remained close until the Bulldogs took a two point lead on a Lerno kill at the 17-15 mark. CU recorded eight of the final 14 points to claim the set and the match with a 25-21 victory.

The Bulldogs continue their road trip as they head to Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday attempting to match their season-long winning streak. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m.