0, 1st2nd3rdFinal
Lawrence tech2525253
Cumberland University1822190
LTUTeam StatsCU
0.318Hitting Pct.0.129
88Total Attacks85
Joshua Eckert - 12
KillsMason Chambers - 8
Lawrence Patton - 35
AssistsJordan Pierce - 12
Zachary Narkiewicz - 2
AcesJordan Pierce - 1
Tyler Sturzoiu - 1
Joshua Eckert - 10
DigsJordan Pierce - 6
Mason Chambers - 6
Joseph Balanda - 3
BlocksStephan Davis - 3
Christian Lester - 3
0, 1st2nd3rdFinal
Cumberland University2525253
Milligan College1715170
CUTeam StatsMC
0.272Hitting Pct.0.092
81Total Attacks76
Christian Lester - 13
KillsLuke Dove - 9
Brian Hogg - 17
AssistsRyan Goins - 15
Brian Hogg - 4
AcesCooper Mills - 1
Jaret Knight - 10
DigsDaniel Robinson - 8
Christian Lester - 2
BlocksLuke Dove - 2
Men's volleyball splits matches in Johnson City
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Men's volleyball splits matches in Johnson City
Christian Lester posted 13 kills to lead CU past Milligan College on Sunday. (Credit Coy Gill)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Christian Lester recorded 13 kills and Arthur Amorim and Mason Chambers added eight apiece in Cumberland’s 3-0 victory over Milligan College this past Sunday in Johnson City, Tenn. The Phoenix lost earlier in the day to Lawrence Tech.

Cumberland (7-16) hit .272 as a team in the win against Milligan, including seven kills by Angel Acevedo Reyes and 17 assists from Brian Hogg.

Acevedo Reyes collected a pair of kills for an early 7-4 advantage in the first set versus the Bufffaloes and added another before spikes by Lester and Amorim made it 15-8 CU. Chambers netted two kills, increasing the lead to 19-11, and a block by Stephan Davis and Amorim along with three Milligan errors and a service ace by Acevedo Reyes ended the set, 25-17.

Luke Dove rallied three kills for the home team for a 5-3 Milligan edge to open the second set but two kills by Lester and three service aces from Hogg put the Phoenix in front, 9-5. The Bufffaloes kept the CU lead between 2-4 points thanks to kills by Daniel Robinson, Joshua Clemens and Dove, but two spikes by Amorim pushed the advantage to 17-12.

Lester registered three kills before a block by Acevedo Reyes and Lester and then a kill by Acevedo Reyes finished the set, 25-15.

Cumberland jumped ahead, 9-1, in the third set behind kills from Amorim, Lester and Chambers along with five Milligan errors. Chambers posted a solo block and a kill and Amorim netted three straight kills later in the set. Chambers got the final spike to end the match, 25-17.

Chambers collected eight kills and Acevedo Reyes recorded seven in the loss to Lawrence Tech, but the Blue Devils hit .318 and Joshua Eckert, Zachary Narkiewicz and Calvin Ooms each recorded double-digit kills.

Tyler Sturzoiu and Chambers tallied kills for a 6-4 CU lead in the first set and Jordan Pierce and Acevedo Reyes made it 9-6 Phoenix with spikes as well. Lawrence Tech put together an 11-4 spurt to take the lead for good, highlighted by two kills from Javier Contreras along with a block by Contreras and Lawrence Patton and a solo block from Joseph Balanda.

Kills by Chambers and Amorim and a service ace from Pierce kept Cumberland in the set, but six CU errors to go with two kills by Eckert gave the Blue Devils the set, 25-18.

Davis and Lester posted a block and Lester added a kill for a 7-6 LTU advantage in the second set. Amorim and Acevedo Reyes kept it close with kills as well, but Lawrence Tech answered with spikes from Ooms, Contreras and Balanda. Narkiewicz and Eckert collected back-to-back kills for an 18-12 LTU lead, but Lester pulled the Phoenix within 19-16 thanks to three kills and a block.

Spikes by Acevedo Reyes, Amorim and Chambers got Cumberland to 22-20 and Lester and Pierce registered kills down the stretch, but the Blue Devils answered every CU challenge. Narkiewicz tallied three of the final four points, including the last two, in a 25-22 LTU set victory.

Chambers started quickly with two kills and Davis and Lester got a block for a 4-4 score in the third set. Acevedo Reyes collected three kills in a six-point stretch and Davis and Amorim recorded a block for a 10-8 Phoenix edge.

Lawrence Tech posted 10 of the next 14 points in the set, including three kills by Ooms and a block from Narkiewicz and Contreras for an 18-14 advantage. Amorim’s kill for Cumberland within 19-16, but two kills by Eckert, one from Narkiewicz and a block by Eckert and Balanda nearly ended the match.

Amorim added another kill and the Blue Devils committed two errors, but Eckert got the final spike in a 25-19 set win for LTU.

Cumberland plays again this weekend in Adrian, Mich., taking on Thomas More University and host Siena Heights on Friday as well as Lincoln College and Goshen College on Saturday.