October 20, 20211st2nd3rdFinal
-.027Hitting Pct..159
111Total Attacks126
Sydney Pearce - 4
Luciana Arena - 4
KillsLena Pucnik - 13
Bianca Rodriguez - 10
AssistsJessie Prichard - 40
Victoria Johnson - 1
Sadie Edmonston - 1
AcesBrie Montgomery - 2
Victoria Johnson - 16
DigsMarin Black - 25
Luciana Arena - 5.0
BlocksEmilee Brown - 5.0
Cumberland falls to Life 3-0 on the road
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Cumberland falls to Life 3-0 on the road
Victoria Johnson led the team with 16 digs in the match (Credit: Steve Wampler)

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.