|March 27, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
- 5||Kills||Christian Lester
- 13||Assists||Jordan Pierce
- 2||Aces||Luka Ilic
- 6||Digs||Tyler Sturzoiu
Brice dollar - 1
Kyle Trammel - 1
LEBANON, Tenn.- The Phoenix swept the Truett McConnell Bears, 3-0 in day two of the Mid-South Tournament Pod!
Christian Lester led the Phoenix in kills with 11 while Tyler Sturzoiu followed behind with 10. Jordan Pierce was able to record 35 assists for the Phoenix.
The Phoenix jumped to a 3-1 lead, coming from a kill by Luke Freeman and Luka Ilic. Cumberland then proceeded to go on a 5-0 run due to a pair of kills by Codville Rogers and a solo kill by Pierce and Ilic, putting the score at 11-5. Another 5-0 run by the Phoenix coming from a pair of kills by Lester and Ilic, put the Phoenix ahead 19-13. An ace by Ilic and kill by Sturzoiu put the Phoenix at set point. A final kill by Pierce allowed the Phoenix to take set one, 25-16.
The momentum from set one came into set two as the Phoenix jumped to a 6-1 lead coming off a handful of kills by Lester and Ilic. The Bears tried to rally back but an ace by Ilic and a pair of kills by Sturzoiu allowed the Phoenix to keep a 14-6 lead. Errors by the Bears allowed the Phoenix to increase their lead to 20-13. Final kills by Rogers and Pierce, put the Phoenix ahead of set two, 25-14.
Just like the previous sets the Phoenix jumped to a 8-2 lead, coming from a handful of kills by Lester, and Austin Runyard. A pair of kills by Pierce and Sturzoiu continued to increase the Phoenix lead to 15-6. The Phoenix were able to finish out the set, finishing the match winning 25-13. The Phoenix defeated the Bears in a clean sweep, 3-0.
The Phoenix will be back on the road to face against Midway University on Tuesday, March 30th at 4 P.M.