|October 26, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Wickham - 10
Arena - 2
LEBANON, Tenn. – Lyssette Serna and Mikayla Wickham posted 10 kills apiece and Ali Hanger added 15 digs, as Cumberland swept in second straight match of the day with a 3-0 win over Union College in the Phoenix Classic on Friday at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.
Cumberland won both matches in the tournament Friday and takes on Reinhardt University at 11 a.m. and Bluefield College at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Serna started the match with a kill and added three service aces while Masa Nalovic posted two kills, helping CU to a 9-3 advantage in the first set. Wickham and Nicole Carey registered kills for a 14-6 CU lead and Serna collected a kill and combined with Luciana Arena for a block.
Serna recorded two more spikes and Wickham and Carey tallied kills as well, extending the lead to 21-14. Serna posted two more kills before a block by Carey and Raegan Moeller. Moeller then recorded the final spike in a 25-14 opening set for the Phoenix.
Wickham collected four kills and Arena added one as well, as Cumberland jumped to a 7-3 edge in the second set. Cheyenne Corey and Arena posted a block and Nalovic and Wickham netted kills for a 12-10 advantage, but the Bulldogs evened the set with a block by Marissa Davis and Maddie Jergesen as well as kills by Ronja Kruber and Alysse Roosma.
Wickham’s two kills started a 5-0 spurt by the Phoenix, with Carey and Corey added spikes as well. Union answered with four straight points, including a kill by Jergesen and a block from Davis and Jergesen, but CU maintained the slim lead with kills from Carey and Serna.
Roosma’s kill and a service ace by Maddy Salazar evened the set at 21, but Nalovic posted a kill and Carey got a solo block for the home team. Hanger’s service ace and an error by the Bulldogs gave Cumberland a 25-22 set victory.
Kills by Alyssa Gill and Davis along with a service ace by Jergesen put Union ahead, 6-4, early in the third set, but two service aces by Kara Snell and two kills by Serna made it 10-8 CU. Davis collected three straight kills and Gill added a spike for the Bulldogs before kills by Moeller, Wickham and Carey and a service ace from Sadie Edmonston put the Phoenix in the lead, 15-14.
The set went back-and-forth and Roosma’s kill tied the set at 18, but Cumberland scored seven of the final eight points. Moller and Nalovic posted two kills each and Serna ended the match with a service ace for a 25-19 set win.
Nalovic finished with eight kills and Carey collected seven while Sara Glassman posted 21 assists and Edmonston added 16. The Phoenix again hit well in the match, .292 overall.