CHATTANOOGA – Junior Jennifer Daniels used a .429 attack percentage and six kills as Cumberland defeated Tennessee Temple, 3-1, on the road Tuesday at McGilvray Gym.
For the second straight night, junior McCrea Barney registered a team-high 16 digs while junior Kasi Wells paced the squad with 15 assists.
The Bulldogs gutted out a pair of 25-23 wins in the first two sets, thanks in part to a strong .310 attack percentage and 15 kills in the second. But for the second straight night, a third-set letdown would lead to the need to play a fourt.
On Monday, it took a thrilling 25-23 in the fourth set for Cumberland to edge Sewanee. Tuesday would provide no such drama as coach Dwayne Deering and company coasted to a 25-9 victory to give the Bulldogs two straight wins.
CU used a .500 attack percentage with 11 kills in the final set. Freshman Abby Shaw led the squad with nine kills in the match.
The Bulldogs return to Mid-South Conference play with a matchup against Bluefield College on the road Friday. The team will remain away the following day, traveling to Pikeville. CU defeated Pikeville, 3-1, in the only meeting between the two this season.
After the road trip, Cumberland will enjoy an 11-game homestead, including a pair of tournaments in the Volleydawg and Cumberland Classics.