0, 1st2nd3rdFinal
Cumberland University2525253
Brescia (Ky.)2111150
CUTeam StatsBU
0.230Hitting Pct.0.050
113Total Attacks121
Mikayla Wickham - 11
KillsNatalie Jones - 9
Sara Glassman - 17
AssistsAlex Satterfield - 17
Rachel Clement - 1
Sara Glassman - 1
Kara Snell - 1
Jena Goodman - 1
AcesRhiannon Ungerer - 2
Kara Snell - 31
DigsKelsie Hendrick - 12
Ashton Perez - 3.5
BlocksMackenzie Weyer - 2.0
Phoenix drop Bearcats in three
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Phoenix drop Bearcats in three
Kara Snell recorded a season high of 31 digs in Cumberland's 3-0 victory over host Brescia University on October 25, 2016. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kara Snell posted a season high of 31 digs in Cumberland’s sweep over Brescia University on October 25, 2016 in Owensboro, Ky. Maci Lerno recorded a double-double in the Phoenix victory with 10 kills and 12 digs and Sara Glassman collected 17 assists.

Cumberland took the first lead in the opening set, with two kills from Amanda Worrell and one from Ashley Sherrick before the Brescia University would tie the game at six. A point from Ashton Perez and two errors on the Bearcats would help CU regain their lead, 9-7.

Brescia would then score five consecutive points to make the score, 13-10 in their favor before points from Mikayla Wickham, Abby Akins, Michelle Evans and Lerno would knot the score at 17. Both teams would go point-for-point and with two kills from Wickham and one from Evans the Phoenix would win the first stanza, 25-21.

The Bearcats would score the first point in the second stanza as the Phoenix would respond with four straight points. A kill from Brescia’s Natalie Jones would then be followed by Cumberland scoring nine points in a row, to take the lead, 13-2.

Sherrick, Lerno and Worrell would keep CU in the lead, including a service ace from Snell to take a 13 point lead, 20-7. A point from Masa Nalovic, a service ace from Glassman and three final points for the Phoenix would help them claim the second set, 25-11.

A combined effort behind the offense for Cumberland would give them an early, 9-4 lead including points from Evans, Wickham and Lerno and a service ace from Jena Goodman. Two points from Wickham and one from Lerno would make the score, 14-8.

Brescia would come within six of Cumberland, 18-12 and a kill from Lerno and Evans and a block from Worrell and Evans would give the squad a, 22-14 lead. Three straight points for the Phoenix with two attack errors on the Bearcats and a kill from Lerno would close out the final frame, 25-15.

Cumberland will return to play on Friday, October 28 to take on host Tennessee Wesleyan at 5 p.m.