March 04, 20191st2nd3rdFinal
Cincinnati Christian1914200
Cumberland Univ.2525253
CCUTeam StatsCU
.037Hitting Pct..323
54Total Attacks65
Shelley - 7
KillsAcevedo Reyes - 7
Cobler - 9
AssistsHogg - 19
Hiroskey - 3
AcesLester - 3
Hiroskey - 4
DigsKnight - 4
Holmgren - 4
Hiroskey - 1
Kenney - 1
Shelley - 1
BlocksAmorim - 3
Men's volleyball sweeps Cincinnati Christian
Monday, March 4, 2019
Men's volleyball sweeps Cincinnati Christian
Angel Acevedo Reyes posted seven kills in 11 total attacks in CU's sweep Monday versus Cincinnati Christian. (Credit Coy Gill)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Angel Acevedo Reyes posted seven kills and Arthur Amorim, Jordan Pierce and Mason Chambers added six apiece, as Cumberland hit .323 as a team in posting a 3-0 victory over Cincinnati Christian in men’s volleyball action here Monday night at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.

The Phoenix (3-15, 2-4 Mid-South) registered 36 kills and just 15 errors in 65 total attacks in the match, with Pierce and Brian Hogg combining for 32 assists. Braden Shelley led the Eagles (1-17, 1-8) with seven kills and Michael Hiroskey added six.

Two kills from Chambers and one by Stephan Davis gave Cumberland an 8-5 edge in the first set and Acevedo Reyes collected two kills for a 12-6 advantage. Acevedo Reyes and Amorim combined for a block and Amorim and Chambers netted spikes, extending the lead to 17-8.

Cincinnati Christian posted six of the next eight points, including kills by Shelley, Isac Kenney and Hiroskey, cutting the margin to 19-14. Hiroskey added a solo block and a service ace and the Eagles trailed by three, but Acevedo Reyes collected a kill and Amorim and Pierce recorded a block before a kill by Amorim and two errors by CCU ended the set, 25-19.

Amorim’s block and a kill from Davis put the Phoenix ahead, 5-1, in the second set but three kills by Shelley got the Eagles within 7-6. Lester and Hiroskey traded kills and a service ace by Lester preceded a kill by Tyler Sturzoiu for a 14-7 CU advantage.

Pierce, Sturzoiu and Amorim added spikes and Pierce got another before a ball handling error by Cincinnati Christian finished the set for the Phoenix, 25-14.

Cumberland relaxed and got a little sloppy in the third set, though Davis posted a kill and Chambers collected two before one by Pierce made it 5-3 CU. Acevedo Reyes netted three kills and Chambers added another, pushing the advantage to 15-11.

Jaret Knight recorded two service aces and made a tremendous diving stab for a dig late in the set for the Phoenix. Lester collected two kills for a 22-14 lead and Acevedo Reyes got another spike before two more from Amorim ended the match, 25-20.

Cumberland hosts Warner University on Friday at 6 p.m. and takes on Webber International at Noon and Brewton-Parker at 4 p.m. this weekend at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.