|March 19, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
- 19||Kills||Christian Lester
- 28||Assists||Jordan Pierce
- 3||Aces||Christian Lester
- 7||Digs||Caleb Ginnings
- 4||Blocks||Austin Smalley
LEBANON, TENN.- The Phoenix were able to win the battle of the birds, by defeating the Midway Eagles, 3-1
Christian Lester led the Phoenix in kills with 13, while Jordan Pierce recorded 24 assists, and Caleb Ginnings tallied in 16 digs.
To begin set one, the Eagles were able to take a quick 3-1 lead, but the Phoenix were able to tie the game up at five, coming from a block by Mason Chambers and a kill by Austin Smalley. The Phoenix then went on a 5-0 run, due to a pair of kills by Jordan Pierce and Luka Ilic. The Phoenix continued to dominate on the court, as Christian Lester was able to record a pair of kills and Chambers tallied a solo kill, to put the Phoenix ahead, 20-14. Another kill by Ilic and a kill by Austin Runyard, put the Phoenix victorious of set one, 25-20.
The Phoenix continued the momentum going into set two, as an ace by Runyard and multiple kills by Lester, put the Phoenix ahead, 6-2. The Phoenix were able to take advantage of the Eagles errors, putting the Phoenix ahead 12-7. A kill by Ilic and continuous errors by the Eagles put the Phoenix lead in a comfortable position, leading the Eagles, 20-13. An ace by Pierce and a kill by Runyard, allowed the Phoenix to win set two, 25-16.
Set three was slow for the Phoenix, as the Eagles were able to start the set, 5-2. A kill by Chambers, and Runyard allowed the Phoenix to cut the Eagles lead down to two. A quick attack by Pierce and a handful of errors by the Eagles allowed the Phoenix to tie the set at 15. Errors by both teams kept the score tied at 22. A pair of kills by Midway’s Adrian Constant allowed the Eagles to take set three, 25-23.
Set four was very back-and-forth for each team, until a pair of kills by Lester put the Phoenix ahead, 6-4. The Phoenix went on a 5-0 run, coming from multiple errors by the Eagles and a kill by Chambers, putting Cumberland ahead, 13-7. A pair of aces by Lester, started another 5-0 run for the Phoenix, putting them ahead, 20-12. The Eagles started to rally back with a pair of kills by Adrian Constant, but a final kill by Chambers, put Cumberland victorious of the match, 3-1
The Phoenix will be back on the road to face No. 14 Life University on Monday, March 22nd in Marietta, Georgia at 1 P.M.