Thomas More (Ky.)
Luciana Arena - 4
Maddie Perez - 4
- 15||Assists||Lizzie Schoenfield
- 2||Aces||Rachel Berwanger
- 11||Digs||Megan Finley
- 1||Blocks||Sawyer Lorentz
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.-- The Phoenix lost on the road tonight to Thomas More, falling in straight sets to their conference rival.
Cumberland’s Luciana Arena, Maddie Perez, and Nicole Carey all led the team in kills with four. Sadie Edmonston was able to record a team high of 11 digs, while Victoria Johnson led the team with 15 assists.
The start of set one was not in the favor of the Phoenix as the Saints were able to jump to a 5-0 lead, due to errors by the Phoenix. A kill by Arena and a serving ace by Shea Moore helped the Phoenix cut the Saints down to two. The Saints offense continued to find ways around the Phoenix defense as a kill by Emily Mohs put the Saints ahead 21-16. Continuous errors by the Phoenix allowed the Saints to take set one with a score of 25-20.
The momentum stayed with the Saints going into set two as they jumped to a 6-0 lead over the Phoenix. The Phoenix tried to find some kind of spark from a kill by Perez and Olivia Dodd but miscues by Cumberland, allowed Thomas More to jump to a 13-5 lead. A double kill by Ashley Rees and a pair of aces by Rachel Berwanger put the Saints ahead 21-8. Errors continue to ruin opportunities for the Phoenix as the Saints take set two with a score of 25-10.
The Phoenix were unable to slow down the Saints, as Thomas More was able to go on a 9-0 run to take a 10-1 lead in the start of the third set. The Phoenix were able to go on a 5-0 run for themselves, due to a pair of kills by Arena, as they were able to cut the lead to 12-6. The Saints were able to go on another 9-0 run to take set three over the Phoenix, winning 25-8.
The Phoenix will be back at home to face against Martin Methodist on Thursday, February 25th at 3 P.M.