|CU||22:46||Josh Armstrong (Goodwin,Elliot )|
|CU||50:02||Ryan Noble-Walker (Owens,Marty )|
|UC||85:49||Max Aken-Tyers (Caldwell,Joel )|
|Stats at a Glance||CU||UC|
|Shots (on Goal)||23 (7)||4 (3)|
LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Armstrong scored in the first half and Ryan Noble-Walker’s header early in the second period proved to be the game-winner in 22nd-ranked Cumberland’s 2-1 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in men’s soccer action Saturday in Williamsburg, Ky.
Cumberland (7-3-1, 4-0-0 Mid-South) dominated the match offensively, outshooting the Patriots, 23-4, but found the back of the net just twice thanks to five saves from UC goalkeeper Ahmed Ghatwary.
The Phoenix got the board midway through the opening period, with Elliot Goodwin crossing to Armstrong for the goal in the 23rd minute, his fourth of the year. Then in the 51st minute, Noble-Walker headed in a Marty Owens corner kick for a 2-0 CU advantage.
The Patriots (2-7-1, 0-2-0) cut the lead to one in the final five minutes when Joel Caldwell made a quick pass to Max Aken-Tyers for the goal, but that was all for the home team against CU’s Bennet Strutz, who collected two saves in the match.
Cumberland plays at 20th-ranked Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday at 6 p.m. before returning home October 11 to take on eighth-ranked Campbellsville University.