Bulldogs sweep St. Catharine
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Bulldogs sweep St. Catharine
Laura DeGear prepares to attack during Cumberland's 3-0 win over St. Catharine Saturday. (Credit Steve Wampler)

Cumberland used a nearly flawless first set to boost itself to a sweep of St. Catharine in the Bulldogs first match Saturday in the TranSouth/Mid-South Volleyball Classic at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU (15-3) played progressively tougher as the match went on, allowing 16, 12 and 10 points in the three sets. In the final two sets, the Bulldogs held SCC to a combined negative .130 hitting percentage.


The Bulldogs hit .481 as a team in the opening set with 14 kills and just one error. Cumberland was led by Mackenzie Gass, who had four of her seven kills in the period. The freshman finished the day hitting at a .778 clip and committing no errors.


Kaysi Arnold also tallied seven kills and no errors in the match, posting a .467 attack percentage. Angelyn Stanton added six kills for the Bulldogs, who hit .309 as a team, marking the eighth time this season CU has hit better than .300.


Taylor Denney and Meghan Gass collected 15 and 12 assists, respectively. Denney earned Music City Star of the Game honors.


Cumberland faces Shawnee State at 5 p.m.