LEBANON, Tenn. – Meghan Gass posted 13 assists and Lacey Gregory added 11 in Cumberland’s three-set victory over Fisk University in volleyball action Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
Gass and Gregory were the only Bulldogs in double figures in any category in CU’s well-balanced attack. Cumberland (8-9) finished the match with 34 kills and just seven errors.
Karli Collins led CU with nine kills and Mackenzie Gass posted seven, while Jaclyn Rodriguez recorded nine digs and Brooke Bowers and Meghan Gass both registered six digs.
Cumberland breezed through the first set with 10 kills and just one error, winning 25-11. The Bulldogs scored 11 of the first 14 points of the set led by two kills from Collins and a service ace from Meghan Gass.
The second set was much different, with CU battling all the way until the final point before claiming a 25-22 victory. The set went back-and-forth until a 7-0 spurt put the Bulldogs ahead 18-11 behind two kills from Collins, one by Mackenzie Gass and four errors by Fisk.
But the visitors surged back with a pair of aces from Jazmine Green and a kill from Ashlee Chandler. E’tasha Keeton’s kill pulled Fisk within 22-21, but Amanda Wiseman’s kill was the final point for CU.
Cumberland was much sharper in the final set, jumping out 9-1 and 14-2. Collins posted four kills in the early-going and Rylee Butler added two more, as the Bulldogs took advantage of five Fisk errors. Cali Crosslin’s service ace provided the home team with a match-clinching 25-8 triumph.
Cumberland heads to McKenzie, Tenn., Thursday for a 6 p.m. TranSouth Conference match against Bethel University. The Bulldogs return home September 22 to face Martin Methodist at 6 p.m.