August 31, 20131st2nd3rdFinal
Cumberland Univ.2525253
BRESTeam StatsCU
-.018Hitting Pct..176
114Total Attacks102
Fedor - 6
KillsSheridan Jones - 14
Root - 14
AssistsKasi Wells - 18
Johnson - 2
AcesMcCrea Barney - 4
Johnson - 12
DigsMcCrea Barney - 20
Rothrock - 1
Root - 1
Fedor - 1
BlocksSheridan Jones - 4
August 31, 20131st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Cumberland Univ.25192517132
CUTeam StatsPIED
.089Hitting Pct..133
158Total Attacks150
Michelle Daniels - 13
KillsNorman - 13
AshtonPerez - 22
AssistsGreen - 24
Kasi Wells - 1
Jenna Pavan - 1
Kalee Kendrick - 1
AshtonPerez - 1
AcesKnarr - 3
McCrea Barney - 17
DigsNorman - 13
Rylee Butler - 3
Sheridan Jones - 3
BlocksNorman - 5
Bulldogs split final two matches of Sewanee Invitational
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Bulldogs split final two matches of Sewanee Invitational
Senior Mackenzie Gass concluded the Sewanee Invitational with 36 kills in four games as the Bulldogs went 3-1.

SEWANEE, Tenn – Junior Sheridan Jones continued her solid play at the Sewanee Invitational, recording a team-high 26 kills in two games as the Bulldogs split the final two games to finish the weekend with a 3-1 record.

CU defeated Brescia University (1-4) in straight sets before falling in a 3-2 heartbreaker to Piedmont College (4-1) to bring a close to the four-game weekend.

The Bulldogs (4-1) came to play in their first match on Saturday, coasting to a three-set victory. After an inauspicious start, CU found itself trailing 18-13. The squad rallied, scoring 12 of the final 17 points to earn a 25-23 win.

Five errors from the Bearcats coupled with multiple kills by Jones, Jennifer Daniels, Rylee Butler, and Mackenzie Gass led the charge to an opening-set win.

Set two found the Bulldogs taking control, grabbing a 20-12 lead and coasting to the 25-17 win.

In the third stanza, CU dominated from start to finish after jumping out to a 20-3 advantage, including a stretch of 14 straight points. When the dust settled, Cumberland completed the sweep with a 25-9 win.

The Bulldogs continued their success in the opening set of match two, edging Piedmont in a tightly-fought 25-19 win. The Lions bounced back in the second set with a victory by the same score.

After trading wins in sets three and four, the two clubs would head to the rubber game looking for a victory to conclude the weekend.

Tied 4-4 to open the set, Piedmont rattled off five straight points, forcing CU head coach Dewayne Deering to call a timeout. The Lions came out of the break with two out of the next three points to take a commanding 12-5 advantage as Deering conceded his final timeout.

The Bulldogs responded out of the second break scoring eight of the next 10 including a pair of kills by Michelle Daniels and an ace from Kalee Kendrick, leaving the score at 14-13 in favor of the Lions. Not content to let the match slip away, Piedmont answered with a kill from Jackie Campbell to end the contest and hand Cumberland its first loss of the season.

CU will open Mid-South Conference play Tuesday in a home matchup against Lindsey Wilson. The No. 19 Blue Raiders were picked in the MSC Preseason Poll to finish second in the conference. Game time is set for 6 p.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.