November 11, 20211st2nd3rdFinal
.246Hitting Pct..404
69Total Attacks89
Yeryvel Catala - 9
KillsIsabella Curcio - 11
Cheyenne Martinez - 20
AssistsVictoria Johnson - 18
Daniela Hernandez - 3
AcesLauren Galvan - 8
Hunter Clewis - 9
DigsSadie Edmonston - 10
Oksana Vucetic - 3.0
BlocksLuciana Arena - 2.0
Women's Volleyball sweeps Pikeville to move to Quarters
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Women's Volleyball sweeps Pikeville to move to Quarters
Team celebrates a point against UPike in the Opening Round. (Credit: Dillon Miller)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--Cumberland women's volleyball sweeps the opening round match with Pikeville winning 25-17, 25-21, 25-14 to move on to take on the four seed Campbellsville this afternoon. 

Cumberland (28-9) posted their highest attack percentage, hitting .404 in the victory. Isabelle Curcio led the way with 11 kills on 15 total attacks for a .733 hit percentage. Nicole Carey notched eight kills and Harlee Kate Reid and Luciana Arena each added seven. 

Victoria Johnson and Bianca Rodriguez each combined for 39 assists and Sadie Edmonston had a game-high 10 digs. Lauren Galvan posted an astounding eight service aces.  

Pikeville started the match well jumping out to a 6-3 lead. The Phoenix went on a 4-1 run to tie it at 7-7 before the Bears had a quick spurt 3-0 to go ahead by three. The Phoenix responded with five straight points out of a timeout, but the Bears responded to tie it at 13-13. Tied 16-16, the Phoenix closed the first set on a 9-1 run to get the first set. 

The second set was back and forth until the 15-15 mark when Cumberland went on an 8-2 run to put the second set out of reach. The Phoenix would wind up taking the set 25-21. 

Cumberland rode that momentum in the third set and cruised to a big lead early after 10-1 run to start the set. Galvan posted five service aces during the stretch. Cumberland would take the third set easily 25-14.

The Phoenix will play the No. 4 seed Campbellsville at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon at Ephram White.