LEBANON, Tenn. – Jordan Enix’s goal with less than 10 minutes left in the match proved to be the game winner, as Trevecca Nazarene tallied two second-half goals, topping Cumberland, 2-1, in men’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon.
The Trojans scored twice in the match’s final 30 minutes to take the victory after Cumberland (3-11-0, 0-6-0 TranSouth) scored in the first half, taking a 1-0 lead into halftime.
Cumberland controlled the match early, putting up 11 shots in the first half. Freshman Mark Harrison scored his third goal of the season to put the Bulldogs in the lead, 1-0, with a beautiful header through traffic on an assist from Robert Boyd on a corner kick at 41:47. For her efforts Harrison was named the Music City Star of the Game.
Harrison drew a caution in the 58th minute of the match and was later red carded in the 87th minute, leaving CU to play one man down for the final three minutes of the match. By then, Trevecca had already struck twice to take a 2-1 lead.
Trevecca (5-9-1, 1-5-0) came alive in the second half with 10 shots to CU’s two.
Philip Walker put the Trojans on the board with a one-timer from 12 yards on assists from Josh Forth and Benji Bussell to tie the match. At 80:11, Enix gave TNU its second goal of the day on a well-placed shot from a difficult angle, into the low opposite corner of the net, on an assist from Zach Trobaugh.
The Bulldogs have lost five consecutive decisions, including four conference matches.
Cumberland plays its final two matches of the season on the road – Friday at Kentucky Wesleyan and November 2 at Freed-Hardeman.