|March 18, 2022||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Ilic - 1
Smalley - 1
Lester - 1
Ginnings - 1
Diamond - 4
Smalley - 2
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.-- RV Webber International swept Cumberland in straight sets Friday afternoon in their first match of the Mid-South Conference Pod.
Cumberland (17-15, 7-7 MSC) struggled today posting 20 attack errors with 13 service errors. Webber had a much cleaner game, only tallying ten attack errors with nine service errors.
Griffin Newby posted a team-high ten kills while Jordan Pierce collected 28 assists with a team-high .625 hit percentage. Caleb Ginnings led the Phoenix defensively with 11 digs.
Cumberland battled early in set one only trailing 9-8. The Warriors got three points in a row on two kills and an attack error before Cumberland answered with a kill by Pierce. An 8-0 Webber run pushed their lead to 21-11 in the set. Luka Illic and Newby found late kills but the Phoenix ultimately dropped the set 25-16.
The Phoenix continued to battle throughout set two taking it to extra points but Cumberland ultimately fell 26-24 to go down 2-0 in the match.
Once again, Cumberland took set three to the wire and even found themselves with a late lead but they fell in extra points 27-25 to lose 3-0 in the match.
Cumberland will wrap up the Mid-South Conference Pod tomorrow as they take on Reinhardt University and Truett McConnell.