The offense for Fontbonne University continued to roll all the way to win a trophy game and the tournament championship.
Fontbonne hit .353 as it swept the host school Cumberland 25-12, 25-16, 25-20 to win the Battle for The Cox Team House Keys on Saturday in Lebanon, Tennessee on Saturday.
With this victory, Fontbonne also clinched the Division III/NAIA Division Championship at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB.
Opposite Josh Farley led the Griffins with 11 kills while hitting .562 and had five blocks in the non-conference victory.
This was the second consecutive match that Farley had double-digit kills en route to being named the Tournament MVP. Farley also had 13 kills in a sweep against Bluefield in the team’s tournament opener on Saturday morning.
Along with Farley, middle attacker Bredndon Schwartze had 11 kills on a .421 attack percentage versus Cumberland.
Both Cumberland middle attackers Arthur Amorim and Stephan Davis in the loss had a team-high seven kills.
The Grow the Game Challenge is the nation’s largest college men’s volleyball non-conference tournament and featured 10 teams from around the country.
The Cox Team is one of the top realtor teams in Middle Tennessee and sponsored the Grow the Game Challenge. The husband and wife duo of Jason and Lena Cox have assisted hundreds of families buying and selling homes, while developing a family realtor business that emphasizes integrity and community involvement.