- 10||Kills||Jessica Tapp
- 22||Assists||Kassidy Rauh
Isidora Markovic - 1
- 15||Digs||Lexie Gatewood
- 3||Blocks||Jenny Howell
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won the opening set to 17th-ranked Georgetown College but the Tigers made a strong comeback securing the second set 25-8, en route to a 3-1 victory over the Phoenix on Thursday in Georgetown, Ky.
Isidora Markovic posted 10 kills against the Tigers, recording her eighth double-figure outing this season. Rachel Clement collected 22 assists and Taylor Kasper added 15 digs in the match.
Georgetown committed 12 errors in the first frame allowing Cumberland (11-10, 2-5 Mid-South) to take a 14-5 lead and continued to build onto the advantage until they were ahead by 14, 24-10. The Tigers went on to score four straight points before CU called a timeout. GC tacked on another seven unanswered points before an error on the Tigers gave the Phoenix their final point for a 25-21 first-set victory.
The Tigers seemed to find their way in the second set limiting the Phoenix to just eight points in the entire frame. Cumberland stayed close for the first few points before GC went on a six points spurt to pull ahead, 8-3. A kill by Caprisha Webster ended the streak before a 10-1 run for the Tigers stretched the advantage, 17-5. Georgetown committed one more error in the set, but closed out the frame on an 8-2 spurt to win the second stanza, 25-8.
The third frame went point-for-point and the set was tied five times until a kill by Ashton Meckle sparked a seven-point run to give GC a 12-7 lead. Cumberland made a comeback going on a 6-1 spurt to knot the frame at 13. The Phoenix kept within three points for the rest of the stanza but the Tigers tacked on five more points but a kill by Clement ended the streak. A service error on the Phoenix was the deciding point for GC securing the third stanza, 25-19.
Four errors and four kills helped Georgetown to an early 8-3 lead. The Tigers added onto the advantage with a combined effort behind the offense pulling ahead 14-8. A kill by Markovic and service ace kept the squad within six, but four unanswered points for GC helped them stay on top, 23-14. Cumberland notched two more points in the frame before a kill by Kim Bailey secured Georgetown’s 25-16 four-set win.
Georgetown committed 23 errors and hit just .065 percent in the opening frame, but three Tiger players added double-figure kills on the night.
The Phoenix are back in action on Tuesday, October 10 against host the University of the Cumberlands at 6 p.m.