Senior Mackenzie Gass and freshman Abby Shaw each recorded seven kills, but it was not enough to overtake Campbellsville as the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, 3-0, on Thursday in a Mid-South Conference contest.
The Tigers (3-0, 2-0) opened the first set on an 8-0 run to take control of the match early. Cumberland (4-3, 0-2) responded to cut the score in half at 10-5, but was outmatched in a 25-11 defeat to open the night.
The Bulldogs rebounded in the second set as the two squads played to a 12-12 tie midway through. Campbellsville followed with a 6-2 run to take an 18-14 advantage. CU answered with a run fueled by kills from Shaw and Gass to bring the score to 23-22, but the Tigers capitalized with two straight points to end the set, 25-22.
The final set nearly mirrored the second as both teams played back-and-forth to a tie at 19. Again Campbellsville answered the bell in the close set, scoring six of the final nine points to win the set and complete the sweep.
Junior Kasi Wells paced the Bulldogs with nine digs while posting a team-high 18 assists. The team was dominated at the net, recording just one total block to the Tigers’ 11.
Cumberland will now step away from Mid-South play with a pair of non-conference matches. CU will square off against University of the South on the road Monday, beginning at 7 p.m., before traveling to Tennessee Temple on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. match.