September 04, 20171st2ndFinal
John Brown Univ.000
Cumberland Univ.101
CUMSC28:39Williams, Daniel (Watson, Tyler )
JBUMENAdam Holt90:0012
CUMSCStrutz, Bennet90:0001
Stats at a GlanceJBUMENCUMSC
Shots (on Goal)2 (1) 17 (4)
Corner Kicks12
Yellow Cards11
Men's soccer holds off No. 19 John Brown, 1-0
Monday, September 4, 2017
Men's soccer holds off No. 19 John Brown, 1-0
Daniel Williams recorded his seventh goal of the year with a score in the 29th minute for a 1-0 win Monday against John Brown. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams netted his seventh goal of the season in the 29th minute and Cumberland hit the post twice in the match but held off 19th-ranked John Brown University, 1-0, in men’s soccer action here Monday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Phoenix (3-0-0) swept their three-match homestand to start the season by a combined score of 15-2, with Williams netting seven of those goals. He converted a long pass from Tyler Watson at 28:39, giving CU a 1-0 edge.

Bakary Bagayogo nailed the right post later in the first half from a bad angle and Watson drilled the right post late in the second period, hitting it square from about 12 yards. John Brown goalkeeper Adam Holt saved a Williams shot in the 57th minute and got some help from his teammates to clear away a shot by Patrick Hay in the 73rd minute.

Cumberland controlled the run of play for almost the entire 90 minutes, outshooting the Golden Eagles, 17-2, overall. Holt finished with a pair of saves and CU’s Bennet Strutz collected one save.

Cumberland plays at Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday and at Milligan College on Sunday before returning home September 12 to face Fisk University.