0, 1st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Cumberland (Tenn.)25232326153
Midway (Ky.)18252524112
CUTeam StatsMID
0.268Hitting Pct.0.278
57Kills61
24Errors26
123Total Attacks126
56Assists57
9Aces5
33Digs29
9.0Blocks8.0
CULeadersMID
Christian Lester - 21
KillsAdrian Constant - 27
Jordan Pierce - 47
AssistsDaniel Cogo - 55
Christian Lester - 5
AcesColton Marsh - 2
Caleb Ginnings - 8
DigsVictor Bazzo - 9
Daniel Cogo - 9
Jordan Pierce - 4
Codville Rogers - 4
Austin Smalley - 4
BlocksAdrian Constant - 6
Cumberland Defeats Midway in Close Match, 3-2
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Cumberland Defeats Midway in Close Match, 3-2

MIDWAY, Ky.- The Phoenix were able to comeback being down two sets, to defeat the Midway Eagles, 3-2.

Christian Lester led the Phoenix in kills with 21, while Jordan Pierce tallied in 47 assists.

The Phoenix jumped to a 7-1 lead over the Eagles coming off of an ace by Mason Chambers, and Jaycob Holgreen, along with kills by Luka Ilic and Lester. The Phoenix continued to dominate the court as they increased their lead to 15-7, coming from kills by Lester, Chambers, and Austin Smalley. A pair of kills by Lester and a solo by Chambers put the Phoenix ahead of set one, 25-18.

The Eagles were able to take a quick 3-1 lead over the Phoenix, and continued to lead until the Phoenix were able to tie the game up at 10, due to a pair of kills by Lester and Chambers. Due to errors by both teams the game remained tied at 16. A pair of kills by Midway’s Adrian Constant and Victor Bazzo allowed the Eagles to win set two, 25-23.

The Phoenix came out in set three with a spark as they jumped to another 7-1 lead, coming off a multiple errors by the Eagles and a pair of kills by Lester. The Eagles were able to rally back and tie the game at 15. The Eagles were then able to regain the lead due to a kill by Constant, putting the score at 22-20. Another two kills by Constant, put the Eagles ahead, 25-23.

To start set four, the Eagles took a 4-1 lead due to errors by the Phoenix. The Phoenix rallied back and tied the game at 12, coming from kills by Lester and Chambers, with a handful of errors by the Eagles. In a very back-and-forth match, the Phoenix were able to take advantage of errors by the Eagles, plus adding on kills by Lester and Chambers to put the Phoenix winners of set four, 26-24.

The Phoenix jumped to a 5-2 lead in the start of set five, coming from a pair of kills by Lester and a solo by Codville Rogers. Kills by Lester, Rogers, and Tyler Sturzoiu continued to increase the lead for the Phoenix to 11-8. An ace and kill by Lester put the Phoenix winners of the set, while winning the match, 3-2.

The Phoenix will continue on the road as they will be traveling to Georgetown, Kentucky to face Georgetown college on Thursday, April 1st at 4 P.M.