March 18, 20221st2nd3rdFinal
Webber International2526273
Cumberland University1624250
WIUTeam StatsCMB
.289Hitting Pct..230
76Total Attacks87
Ndavazocheva - 15
KillsNewby - 10
Blazek - 24
AssistsPierce - 28
Blazek - 3
AcesPierce - 1
Ilic - 1
Smalley - 1
Lester - 1
Ginnings - 1
Mazuronis - 5
DigsGinnings - 11
Ndavazocheva - 4
Diamond - 4
BlocksRogers - 2
Smalley - 2
Men's Volleyball falls in three sets to RV Webber International
Friday, March 18, 2022
Men's Volleyball falls in three sets to RV Webber International
Griffin Newby posted ten kills in the loss against RV Webber International. (Credit: Steve Wampler)

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.