|October 11, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Molden - 2
Goodman - 2
Markovic - 5
|October 11, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Beene - 1
Brown - 1
Snell - 2
Kasper - 8
Talkington - 3
LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman, Rachel Clement posted 47 assists combined while Michelle Evans recorded 24 kills to help lead the Phoenix to a 3-1 win over Asbury University and a sweep over Freed-Hardeman University in the nightcap at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on October 11, 2016.
Michelle Evans posted a season high 19 kills while Rachel Clement tallied 32 assists in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Asbury University.
Evans, Amanda Worrell and Maci Lerno helped lead Cumberland to an early 7-3 start in the opening set before the Eagles would knot the score at seven. Seven consecutive points from the Phoenix, with three kills from Mikayla Wickham and one from Isidora Markovic and Abby Akins would give CU a 17-8 lead.
The Eagles would try to make a comeback, scoring six straight points but a kill from Worrell and two from Akins would help CU claim the first set, 25-15.
Asbury University would open up the second frame with two points, but the Phoenix would respond with a kill from Markovic. Cumberland would not be able to stop the Eagles offense as they went on to take a five point lead, 10-5.
The Phoenix would regain the lead, scoring nine straight points with three kills from Markovic, two from Evans and one from Lerno to put CU back on top, 15-13. The Eagles would then tie the score at 16 and with another five straight points for Cumberland would give them a five point lead, 21-16.
A kill from Akins and an attack error on Asbury University would play in Cumberland’s favor as they would win the second set, 25-18.
The third frame would be tied early at four and then again at eight with points from Lerno, Markovic and Evans. The Eagles would regain their lead scoring five points in a row making the score, 15-10.
Cumberland would try to make a comeback, but would falling behind by just four points, 21-17 with kills from Lerno and Markovic and two attack errors on the Eagles. CU would then trail by three, 24-21 but it wouldn’t be enough as the Eagles would take the third stanza, 25-21.
Four consecutive points for the squad in the fourth frame with a kill from Akins would give Cumberland an early lead, 4-0. A combined effort behind the offense would keep Cumberland in the lead including a service ace from Kara Snell and points from Worrell, Lerno, Evans and Akins.
Asbury University would make a comeback and tie the score at 21. Two kills from Lerno would then knot the score at 23 and a point from Evans would give Cumberland the lead. The Eagles would tie the score at 25 before Cumberland would win the final frame with a kill from Evans and a ball handling error on the Eagles, 27-25.
Maci Lerno tallied 12 kills and Sara Glassman collected 17 assists in a three set victory over Freed-Hardeman University in Cumberland’s second match of the day.
CU took a quick lead in the opening set with points from Mikayla Wickham and Evans. A service ace from Glassman, combined with points from Akins, Lerno and Evans would give Cumberland a 10-3 lead.
The Lions would post a few points before Cumberland would extend their lead, 17-11 with kills from Akins and a few errors on Freed-Hardeman.
Four straight points for the Phoenix with a kill from Lerno and a service ace for Glassman would help CU claim the first frame, 25-14.
Freed-Hardeman would take the lead in the second set before a kill from Lerno would knot the score at four. Two points from Lerno and one from Akins would put Cumberland back on top, 6-5. Each team would go point-for-point and the Lions would tie the score at eight.
Ashton Perez would tally a point, as well as Evans to put the Phoenix in the lead, 13-11. Akins, Lerno and Perez would then help extend their lead by four, 19-15. The Lions would try and make a comeback scoring a few points, but CU would close out the second stanza with a kill from Lerno, 25-20.
The squad would open up the final frame with a point, which would be responded by the Lions before Cumberland would go on a five point stretch to take the lead, 6-1. Freed-Hardeman would fall within five, 10-5 but a six point stretch for the Phoenix would put them ahead, 16-5.
Akins and Evans would each post a point, and an attack error on the Lions would give the Phoenix a 19-8 lead. Two points for Lerno and two from Worrell would help CU secure the final stanza, 25-14.
The Phoenix next match-up will be Thursday, October 13 to take on host Lindsey Wilson for a mid-south conference match-up in Columbia, Ky.