|February 27, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Martin - 4
West - 1
Chambers - 2
Lester - 2
Sturzoiu - 2
Reed - 1
LEBANON, Tenn. – Mason Chambers recorded 11 kills, Angel Acevedo Reyes added nine and Cumberland hit .532 as a team in sweeping Midway University in men’s volleyball action Wednesday night at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.
The Phoenix (2-14, 2-4 Mid-South) dominated the first two sets and stayed in front in the final set, registering a 25-9, 25-10, 25-14 victory against the Eagles (1-6, 0-5).
Jordan Pierce handed out 17 assists while Brian Hogg added 13 and Cumberland tallied 14 total blocks, including six from Christian Lester.
Midway tallied more errors (18) than kills (11) in the match and no player totaled more than four kills for the Eagles.
Chambers collected a pair of kills, Lester posted one and Stephan Davis and Lester combined for a block and a 7-1 CU lead in the opening set. Chambers and Lester tallied a kill apiece and Pierce and Lester posted a block, extending the advantage to 12-4.
Arthur Amorim recorded a pair of kills and Davis and Acevedo Reyes added one each for a 20-7 CU lead. Two errors by the Eagles along with a block by Lester and a kill from Pierce ended the set, 25-9.
Four different players scored for the Phoenix before two kills by Acevedo Reyes put CU in front, 8-5, in the second set. Acevedo Reyes and Amorim each collected kills and the two combined for a block and a 13-6 advantage.
Chambers registered four kills over an eight-point stretch before blocks by Pierce and Lester and a solo block from Lester, who tallied the final kill to finish the set, 25-10.
Tyler Sturzoiu posted two service aces and four different Cumberland players netted kills to start the third set. Amorim and Lester collected kills for a 17-9 advantage and Lester later added a kill and a block with Pierce.
Acevedo Reyes tallied three kills in the last six points, including the final one, in a 25-14 set win.
Cumberland plays at Lincoln Memorial on Friday at 6 p.m.