The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Volleyball team put up a tough fight this week, but unfortunately the Patriots had disappointing outcomes in both matches.
The Patriots started their week out on the road traveling to take on Mid-South Conference (MSC) rival Shawnee State University on Thursday. Cumberlands fought hard to stay alive and took the match to 5 games, but the Patriots were unable to come out on top losing to the Bears 27-25, 21-25, 26-24, 21-25, 15-7.
Freshman standout Stacey Sebald (Cincinnati, OH) tallied 12 kills and 7 defensive digs Holly Bronner (Cincinnati, OH) and Mariah Gray (Goshen, OH) both added 8 kills each. Senior Brittany Weinheimer (Liberty Township, OH) racked up 28 set assists while sophomore Abby Dundon (Lexington, KY) followed close behind with 11. The back-row was going strong as Chelsea Hendrix (Seymour, IN) helped lead the team with 30 defensive digs while Michelle Papas (Crestview Hills, KY) followed up with 17.
Cumberlands looked to bounce back from the loss as they traveled to Asbury on Friday. Unfortunately, the Patriots fell short to the Eagles in three sets 11-25, 18-25, 22-25. Brittany Weinheimer had 11 set assists while Abby Dundon added 10. Chelsea Hendrix led the defensive line once again with 16 digs. Stacey Sebald (Cincinnati, OH), Kelsey Eastham (Urbana, OH) and Holly Bronner each assisted the front row with 5 kills each.
The UC volleyball team now has a season record of 11-6 and 3-5 in the MSC. Their season continues on Tuesday, October 11th with a home match against Trevecca Nazarene University at 5 p.m. The Patriots will then hit the road for fall break as they will take on West Virginia Tech on Friday and UVA-Wise on Saturday.
For more information on Patriot volleyball as well as Patriot athletics visit http://www.cumberlandspatriots.com/.
Article Provided by Katie Betourne University of the Cumberlands Multimedia & Athletic Services Student Assistant