0, 1st2nd3rdFinal
Cumberland (Tenn.)1916150
Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)2525253
CUTeam StatsLIND
0.000Hitting Pct.0.267
110Total Attacks90
Lyssette Serna - 10
KillsAlexis Smith - 11
Bianca Rodriguez - 13
AssistsCamryn Rich - 25
Victoria Johnson - 1
Lyssette Serna - 1
Bianca Rodriguez - 1
AcesPeyton Johnston - 3
Sadie Edmonston - 20
DigsAbby Grubbs - 11
Camryn Rich - 11
Nicole Carey - 3
Masa Nalovic - 3
BlocksMariana Pratali - 7
Phoenix unable to keep up with Lindsey Wilson, 3-0
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Phoenix unable to keep up with Lindsey Wilson, 3-0
(Photo Credit: Steve Wampler)

COLUMBIA, Ky.-- The Phoenix lost on the road tonight to top-10 Lindsey Wilson, falling in straight sets to their conference rival.

Cumberland (18-11, 7-5 MSC) did themselves no favors on the night against No. 10 Lindsey Wilson (23-5, 11-2 MSC), converting on a season low .000 attack percentage. The team offset its 28 kills on the night with 28 errors.

Lyssette Serna led Cumberland hitters on the night, being the only player to reach double digit kills. Fellow senior Abby Akins was the only other player besides Serna with more than a single kill to have a positive attack percentage on the night. Sadie Edmonston performed well from her libero spot, leading all players with 20 digs.

Lindsey Wilson’s Alexis Smith had the most kills on either team with 11, while Mariana Pratali had an impressive seven blocks.

The Phoenix had a positive start to the match, taking a 3-0 lead off a Serna kill, and maintaining said lead until the middle of the set. Bianca Rodriguez extended the lead back to three off an ace, 13-10, but the rest of the set went the Blue Raiders way. From a 16-16 tie, Lindsey Wilson outscored Cumberland 9-3 for a 25-19 set win.

The second and third sets continued Lindsey Wilson’s momentum from the end of the first. The second set saw Cumberland giving the Blue Raiders nearly as many points off errors (15 points), as they earned through the set themselves (16). The Phoenix fought back to take a 9-8 lead early in the third when Akins struck a kill through the block, but eight errors from that point ended the set in Lindsey Wilson’s favor, 25-15.

The Phoenix next travel to Pulaski, Tenn., to face Martin Methodist this Sunday at 7 p.m.