March 19, 20221st2nd3rdFinal
.200Hitting Pct..472
80Total Attacks72
Matthew Corrales - 11
KillsChristian Lester - 10
Bruno Dews - 29
AssistsJordan Pierce - 25
Chase Cross - 3
AcesJordan Pierce - 1
Griffin Newby - 1
Matthew Corrales - 3
Ricardo Mujica - 3
DigsCaleb Ginnings - 10
Chase Cross - 2
Christian Deleon - 2
BlocksGriffin Newby - 2
Codville Rogers - 2
March 19, 20221st2nd3rdFinal
Truett McConnell1117210
-.045Hitting Pct..250
66Total Attacks92
Owen Nobles - 4
Kaleb Mitchell - 4
KillsCJ Freeman - 10
Wensky Saintilmond - 12
AssistsJordan Pierce - 38
AcesJordan Pierce - 4
Kaleb Mitchell - 7
DigsCaleb Ginnings - 13
Owen Nobles - 2.0
Ryan Stokes - 2.0
BlocksAustin Smalley - 3.0
Men's Volleyball finishes MSC Pod with two wins
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Men's Volleyball finishes MSC Pod with two wins
CJ Freeman posted 10 kills and hit percentage of .833 in the win over Truett-McConnell. (Credit: Bob Tamboli)

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.--The Phoenix bounced back with two big wins over Reinhardt and Truett-McConnell to end the Mid-South Conference Pod hosted by Campbellsville.

Cumberland started the day with an early morning victory over Reinhardt in straight sets. The Phoenix played extremely well posting just 10 attack errors for a hit percentage of .472 in the match, a season-best. Cumberland also managed service errors notching just eight on the match. 

The Phoenix pulled away early in the first set, getting up by four at 9-5. Cumberland held on to the four-point margin throughout the set until they scored back-to-back points for the final two points to win 25-20. 

Trailing 9-8 in the second set, The Phoenix caught fire on an 11-3 run to take control of the set and eventually won 25-18. 

Much like the first set, Cumbeland pulled away early in the third set. Reinhardt rallied to tie the match at 13-13, but could never get the lead. Cumberland went on a 5-0 run from that point to deflate the Eagles and win the set 25-22. 

Christian Lester posted 10 kills in the match while Caleb Ginnings added another double-figure digs match. Jordan Pierce registered 25 assists in the win. 

The Phoenix dominated game two against Truett McConnel with their second 3-0 sweep of the day. 

In the first set, Cumberland took control from the opening serve. The Phoenix had four different runs of four or more consecutive points in the first set en route to a 25-11 set win. 

Cumberland trailed in the second set and got down by as much as five as three at 7-4 before turning it on with a 13-3 run to take over the set. The Phoenix would wind up with a 25-17 second set win. 

The third set was the closest set of the match, but the Phoenix were in control of the entire set. CU jumped ahead 6-1 and never looked back. On match point, the Bears rattled off five straight points to make the score look closer than it was at 25-21. 

CJ Freeman notched a match-high 10 kills on 12 attacks in the win. Pierce added 38 assists and Ginnings picked up 13 more digs. 

Cumberland improves to 19-15 on the season and 9-7 in the Mid-South Conference with the two wins. 

The Phoenix have just two matches left in the regular season this upcoming Thursday and Saturday at home.