0, 1st2nd3rdFinal
Cumberland (Tenn.)2525263
Milligan (Tenn.)1619240
CUTeam StatsMILL
0.330Hitting Pct.0.129
109Total Attacks101
Amanda Worrell - 13
KillsSamantha Bruinius - 11
Rachel Clement - 22
AssistsKellee Geren - 20
Sara Glassman - 1
Maci Lerno - 1
Kara Snell - 1
Jena Goodman - 1
AcesKellee Geren - 2
Maci Lerno - 12
DigsGrace Ann Moorhouse - 12
Amanda Worrell - 1.5
BlocksCharlie Bateman - 2.5
Lerno helps lead Phoenix past Milligan
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Lerno helps lead Phoenix past Milligan
Senior Maci Lerno tallied 11 kills and 12 digs on the night as Cumberland took Milligan College in three sets.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Maci Lerno accounted for 11 kills and 12 digs while Amanda Worrell recorded 12 kills to help lead Cumberland to a sweep over Milligan College on Thursday night.

During the opening set the Buffaloes posted the first point but the Phoenix were quick to respond with a kill from Worrell. As Milligan tallied the next few points, a point kill from Ashton Perez and Isidora Markovic including a few attack errors on Milligan would help CU knot the score at seven.

Two kills from Michelle Evans and one from Worrell and Mikayla Wickham would help Cumberland take a four point lead, 14-10. A combined effort behind the offense, with points from Lerno, Worrell, Markovic and Evans would make the score, 20-15.

The Phoenix would post five consecutive points with two kills from Wickham and one from Evans to help them claim the first frame, 25-20.

The second stanza would start off with Milligan taking an early lead, with two points from Worrell and one from Lerno the Phoenix would trail, 7-3. But, two kills from Markovic and one from Rachel Clement would tie the game at eight.

A service ace from Jena Goodman and a kill from Worrell would secure the game at 12. A six point stretch would have Cumberland regain the lead, 18-13.

A few attack errors on Milligan College would play in CU’s favor, as Markovic closed out the second set with a kill, 25-19.

Milligan came out strong in the final frame taking a six point lead, 8-2. The squad would post a few points from Worrell, Perez, Lerno and Markovic but that woudn’t be enough as Milligan would continue to hold onto their lead, 14-9.

Six consecutive points by Cumberland would have them make a huge comeback and only trail by two, 16-14. Four kills from Lerno and one from Perez and Evans would then knot the game at 20.

A kill from Goodman and Worrell and a block from Evans would give the Phoenix four straight points. A point from Evans and a service ace from Sara Glassman would help Cumberland secure the final frame, 26-24.

Cumberland will host their next three matches, with the first one being against Fisk University on Tuesday, September 20 at 6 p.m.