|October 27, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Davis - 1
Heath - 1
Nalovic - 2
|October 27, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
McElroy - 1
Courtney - 1
Southerland - 1
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Masa Nalovic collected 16 kills and Lyssette Serna posted 12 in a come-from-behind victory over Reinhardt University and Serna added 12 kills in a sweep over Bluefield College on Saturday to conclude action in the Phoenix Classic at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.
The Phoenix (16-15) won all four outings in the two-day event and were one of two undefeated teams in the event along with Huston-Tillotson.
Cumberland dropped the first set against Reinhardt but reeled off three straight sets to take the victory Saturday morning.
Sara Glassman handed out 26 assists, Serna registered 18 digs to go with 12 kills for her third double-double of the season. Ali Hanger added 16 digs and Cumberland hit .306 and .244 in the second and third sets to take the lead.
Reinhardt jumped to an early lead to start the match behind two kills from Savanna Davis and one apiece by Brianna Baez and Cheetara Bing for an 8-3 edge. Nicole Carey collected three kills and Mikayla Wickham added one for CU, getting the Phoenix within 10-7, but the Eagles got kills from Shadaisha Summerall, Tessa Colden, Davis and Baez, extending Reinhardt’s advantage to 15-8.
Baez registered two kills and Colden added another before two spikes by Summerall made it 20-10 Eagles. A block by Davis and Summerall and then a solo block by Summerall preceded her final kill in a 25-15 opening set for Reinhardt.
Cumberland grabbed the early lead in the second set thanks to kills from Serna, Nalovic and Wickham and a service ace by Sadie Edmonston. Kills by Summerall and Angel Cornista evened the set at eight, but Serna and Cheyenne Corey answered with spikes for the Phoenix.
Baez, Colden and Davis posted kills and Colden and Baez combined for a block, squaring the set at 13, but Cumberland never fell behind, coming back with kills by Nalovic and Wickham and a service ace from Hanger.
Serna recorded three kills and Corey, playing for the injured Abby Akins, added another, extending the CU edge to 22-17. Nalovic tallied another kill and an attack error by the Eagles ended the set for the Phoenix, 25-19.
Raegan Moeller and Nalovic started the third set with two kills each and Nalovic and Carey combined for a block, giving Cumberland an 8-2 advantage. Serna and Corey posted kills, but Reinhardt put together a 6-1 spurt to get within a point. Baez and Davis tallied one kill each and Bing posted a pair of spikes, but Wickham got a kill to keep CU in the lead.
The Eagles committed three errors, Nalovic contributed a kill and Edmonston added a service ace for a 20-15 Phoenix advantage. Reinhardt never got closer than four the rest of the way, with Wickham and Serna netting kills and Moeller and Corey combining for a block. Nalovic and Serna added the final kills for a 25-20 set victory.
Two kills from Nalovic and a block by Nalovic and Carey helped CU overcome an early deficit in the fourth set, but the Eagles took a 9-5 edge with kills by Summerall and Bing along with a block from Summerall and Colden.
Carey and Corey each collected kills for the Phoenix and spikes by Serna and Nalovic pulled CU within 12-11. The Eagles kept the lead despite kills from Carey and Nalovic and Reinhardt led 19-16 after a kill from Carlee Baxter and a set error by Edmonston.
Cumberland scored nine of the final 12 points of the set to close out the victory, starting with a kill by Carey and two errors from the Eagles. Sara Glassman posted two service aces and Nalovic registered the final two CU points in a 25-22 set win.
Glassman recorded 32 assists, Hanger collected 11 digs and Corey added nine kills in the sweep against Bluefield, with CU hitting .446 for the match, including .632 in the opening set.
Cumberland dominated the first two sets, taking an 11-2 lead in the first set and 8-3 in the second.
Serna and Moeller started the match with a block and Serna posted a kill before two service aces by Glassman and a kill by Moeller. Corey collected two kills and Corey and Carey combined for a block. Serna and Corey then tallied kills for the 11-2 advantage.
Carey registered two kills and Corey and Serna added one each before Moeller and Glassman combined for a block. Moeller and Serna picked up the last two points of the set for CU in the 25-7 win.
Corey recorded two kill and Serna had one in the early going in the second set and Corey and Carey combined for a block as well before two service aces by Hanger and a solo block by Carey.
Kills by Corey, Carey and Wickham gave the Phoenix a 12-6 advantage and Serna posted two kills before a Kayla Rodrigues service ace forced a timeout by the Rams. Serna and Moeller combined for a block and both players picked up a kill before a block by Corey and Moeller. Two attack errors by Bluefield ended the set for CU, 25-9.
Moeller and Wickham posted kills in the early going in the third set and Carey and Serna added spikes, but the Rams evened the set at seven with a block from Camry McCroskey and Hannah McElroy. Wickham and Carey collected kills and Serna had two straight, giving CU a 14-10 edge.
Corey tallied two consecutive spikes and Wickham added another, pushing the lead to 18-11. Wickham registered two more kills and Carey had one before a spike by Moeller and a service ace from Glassman ended the match, 25-18 in the last set.
Cumberland plays its final home match of the year Tuesday, taking on Campbellsville University at 7 p.m. at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.