LEBANON, Tenn. – Mark Harrison tallied a pair of goals, one on a header and the other on a penalty shot, in the first 30 minutes to lead Cumberland to a 2-0 victory over Brescia University in men’s soccer action Wednesday at the CU Soccer Field.
The Glasgow, Scotland, native recorded his first goal in the 11th minute with a header off a corner kick from Bradley Williams. In the 29th minute the 6-foot-4 freshman scored on a penalty kick out of reach of Brescia keeper Mike Guillat. For her efforts Harrison was named the Music City Star of the Game.
Cumberland (3-6-0) played the final 55-plus minutes of the match a man up after Brescia’s Will Payne was issued a red card in the 34th minute. But the Bulldogs were unable to capitalize with another score.
Robert Boyd scored on a beautiful header from Nathan Gillespie after a free kick from Williams, but the goal was waved off because of offsides and in the ensuing confusion and Harrison and Payne got into a skirmish just outside the top of the box. Harrison drew a yellow card but Payne punch got him tossed from the game.
CU’s Gubby John-Williams blanked Brescia’s offense, making two saves on nine Bearcat shots. Guillat kept Brescia (3-7-1) in the game, making seven stops on 15 shots.
The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday in a conference matchup at Union University before returning home for another TranSouth Conference match against Martin Methodist on Saturday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m.