|October 20, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Luciana Arena - 4
- 10||Assists||Jessie Prichard
Sadie Edmonston - 1
- 16||Digs||Marin Black
- 5.0||Blocks||Emilee Brown
MARIETTA, Ga.-- Cumberland Women's Volleyball (22-9, 7-5 MSC) fell 3-0 to Life (25-1, 11-0 MSC) on the road on Wednesday night.
Cumberland opened the first set struggling to get anything going early. The Phoenix trailed by a score of 5-1 after three straight attack errors. The set got away from CU a bit early as the Running Eagles went on a 15-9 run to lead 20-10. The Phoenix attack came back to life late in the set and rattled off five straight points to trail 20-15. The Running Eagles went on a 5-1 run to close out the set 25-16.
Cumberland started the second set much better than the first. After starting in a 6-1 hole, the Phoenix roared back to trail 8-7. Cumberland struggled to hold that momentum as Life re-established a 14-8 lead. The Cumberland attack struggled to get anything going for the majority of the rest of the set. Life went on to take a 2-0 match lead after a 25-19 set victory.
The Phoenix played it close with the Running Eagles to begin the third set and eventually took a 6-4 lead early. Back-to-back kills from Harlee Kate Reid gave Cumberland a 10-7 advantage. The Phoenix continued their improved play as they held a 15-12 lead over the Running Eagles. From that point, however, it was all Life as they took a 17-16 lead. Life went on an 8-5 run to win the set 25-21.
Leading the Phoenix in kills on the night were Luciana Arena and Sydney Pearce with four apiece, while Bianca Rodriguez led the team in assists with ten. Victoria Johnson had a solid night defensively as she registered 16 digs to lead the team. Sadie Edmontson also had double-digit digs with 13 on the match.
The Phoenix return home on Friday night to take on Tennessee Southern at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena at 7 p.m.