|January 22, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
- 3||Kills||Mason Chambers
- 8||Assists||Brian Hogg
- 2||Aces||Mason Chambers
Christian Lester - 3
- 8||Digs||Caleb Ginnings
- 2||Blocks||Kona Carruthers
LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Men’s Volleyball dominated in home play against Milligan College with 3-0 win.
Mason Chambers was able to lead the Phoenix in kills with 13, as Brian Hogg was able to lead the team in assist with 17.
The Phoenix started out behind as they allowed the Buffalos to gain a 2-0 lead from attacking errors. After a pair of ball handling errors by the Buffalos and a kill by Jordan Pierce, allowed the Phoenix to take back the lead 4-2. Continues attacking errors by the Buffalos allowed the Phoenix to increase their lead to 7-3, Milligan’s Daniel Robinson was able to put the Buffalos back on the board after a huge kill, but Mason Chambers was able to match it with a kill of his own to increase Cumberland’s score to 11-5. An attack error by Milligan’s Jeston Mason and a kill by Christian Lester increased the Phoenix lead to 13-5.
A kill by Milligan’s Joel Duzman and an attack error by Chambers help the Buffalos cut lead to 15-8, but Kona Carruthers was able to record back to back kills to help increase the lead to 17-11. A monster attack by Chambers and a ball handling miscue by the Buffalos allowed the Phoenix to increase their lead 22-12. Two key blocks by Carruthers and another kill by Chambers allowed the Phoenix to take set one, 25-15.
A kill by Pierce and Conway that were assisted by Ginnings and Hogg allowed CU to take a 2-0 lead to begin set two. Milligan’s Joel Duzman was able to tie the score for the Buffalos as he was able to record back to back kills. Multiple errors by the Buffalos and a kill by Carruthers allowed the Phoenix to take a 6-3 lead. A continuous rally finally came to an end, as an attack by Chambers continued to increase the score for the Phoenix 9-3.
Pierce continued to show greatness as he was able to record back to back kills himself on top of a Buffalo Serving error to increase the lead to 14-5. Amazing saves by Asa Sewell and Caleb Ginnings allowed the Phoenix to hold a 20-8 lead. Cumberland was able to finish out set two on top as they won 25-10 behind a final kill by Lester.
Set three was nothing but amazing for the Phoenix, as they were able to jump straight into a 4-1 lead behind a kill by Chambers and multiple attacking errors by the Buffalos. Back to back serving errors by Milligan and kills by Lester and Carruthers increase the lead for Cumberland to 9-3.
The Buffalos found some life as Daniel Robinson was able to connect on an attack to cut the lead to 10-5. The Phoenix continued to show dominance as they were able to go on a 12-0 run behind multiple kills by Michael Conway, Lester, Pierce, and Chambers. CJ Freeman was able to finish out the set for the Phoenix as he recorded the final point off a serving ace to finish the set with a score of 25-7, to allow Cumberland to sweep the Milligan Buffalos 3-0.
The Phoenix will be on the road to compete in the Viking Invitational the weekend of January 24th and 25th in Marshall, MO.