0, 1st2nd3rdFinal
Cumberland (Tenn.)2018170
Georgetown College2525253
CUTeam StatsGC
0.138Hitting Pct.0.273
109Total Attacks110
Abby Akins - 9
KillsEmma Pike - 12
Ashton Meckle - 12
Sadie Edmonston - 23
AssistsSarah Bell - 25
Sadie Edmonston - 2
AcesHaley Bergheger - 4
Ali Hanger - 15
DigsSamantha Lincoln - 15
Raegan Moeller - 2
BlocksSarah Bell - 3
Tigers sweep CU in regular season finale
Friday, November 2, 2018
Tigers sweep CU in regular season finale
Abby Akins posted nine kills in CU's loss Thursday at Georgetown. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Abby Akins collected nine kills and Ali Hanger added 15 digs, but Georgetown College got a dozen kills apiece from Ashton Meckle and Emma Pike in a sweep over Cumberland in women’s volleyball action Thursday night in Georgetown, Ky.

The Phoenix (16-17, 6-8 Mid-South) ended the regular season with the loss and next play Thursday, November 8 in the Mid-South Conference Championships in Bowling Green, Ky.

The Tigers (18-12, 10-4) put together an 11-2 spurt in the opening set after a 4-all tie with two kills from Meckle and blocks by Sarah Bell and Meckle and Bell and Pike. The Phoenix answered with a 10-3 run that included three kills by Mikayla Wickham and two from Nicole Carey, pulling CU within 18-16, but Georgetown scored seven of the final 11 points in the set.

Pike posted two kills and Madison Mudd and McKala Bozman collected one each before a final attack error by CU gave the Tigers a 25-20 set victory.

Georgetown jumped ahead early in the second set thanks to four kills by Meckle and two from Pike for a 12-6 Tigers advantage. A kill by Akins, a block from Raegan Moeller and Wickham and then a solo block by Moeller got the Phoenix within a point, but the home team pulled away late in the set.

Two kills each for Meckle and Pike and one apiece by Sarah Snyder and Bozman helped the Tigers keep a 5-7 point cushion. Bozman and Mudd posted the final two kills for a 25-18 set win.

Cumberland held serve with Georgetown in the third set, with Akins, Carey, Moeller and Lyssette Serna all collecting kills to even the set at eight. Kills by Serna and Akins and two service aces from Sadie Edmonston were part of a 5-0 spurt by the Phoenix.

Serna added another kill and an attack error by the Tigers put CU ahead, 15-13, before Georgetown ran off 12 of the final 14 points of the set. Meckle contributed three kills and Pike and Bozman each netted one while Haley Bergheger added two service aces. Bozman’s final kill ended the match, 25-17, for the home team.

Edmonston finished with 23 assists and nine digs while Serna recorded seven kills for CU.

Mudd and Bozman combined for 17 kills and Mudd posted 12 digs. Bell collected 25 assists and nine digs for the Tigers.