Bulldogs lose another close match, 3-1
LEBANON, Tenn. – Joni Simpson recorded 15 kills and Taylor Denney collected 25 assists, but Cumberland was unable to pull out another close match, falling on the road to Bethel, 3-1, Wednesday night in McKenzie, Tenn.
Simpson had her 15 kills in just 22 attempts, a sizzling .682 hitting percentage, while Denney collected 25 of the team’s 33 assists in the match. Amanda Twomey posted 23 digs and Tracy Smallwood added 13.
Katie Ball also had 11 kills and Denney added nine in the team’s fourth loss in the last five matches.
Bethel pulled out the first game, 25-23, and won the second game, 25-15. The Bulldogs came back with a 25-21 victory in game three, but the Wildcats again pulled out a tight fourth game, 25-22.
Cumberland (14-12, 4-6 TranSouth) hosts Reinhardt at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center in a nonconference match before hitting the road again Monday to face Lambuth. The Bulldogs close the season with five of their final six matches at home, starting October 15 versus Bethel.