|October 19, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
Univ. of Pikeville
|CU-M||7:16||Williams, Daniel (Bagayoko, Bakary , Watson, Tyler)|
|CU-M||11:12||Williams, Daniel (Abudiore, Tosin )|
|CU-M||47:22||Lucumi, Julian (Williams, Daniel , Doherty, Aidan)|
|CU-M||69:18||Udulutch, Andrew (Watson, Tyler )|
|CU-M||86:57||Udulutch, Andrew (Pierce, Kevin , Dixon, Donovan)|
|Stats at a Glance||PIKE||CU-M|
|Shots (on Goal)||2 (2)||30 (19)|
LEBANON, Tenn. – Andrew Uduluth scored three goals in the second half and Daniel Williams netted a pair of goals in the first 12 minutes, as Cumberland started quickly in a 9-1 win against the University of Pikeville in men’s soccer action here Friday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
The Phoenix (7-4-2, 5-0-0 Mid-South) won their sixth consecutive match overall and third in the last six days but in much different fashion than the previous two. Cumberland scored in the final six minutes to defeat No. 6 Lindsey Wilson last Sunday and twice in the final 15 minutes, including the game-winner with three minutes remaining, in Wednesday’s win against Milligan College.
The home team struck quickly on Friday, with Martin Walsh surprising Pikeville goalkeeper Anibal Navarro with a free kick from near the endline on the left in the fourth minute. The shot stayed low and went between the legs of Navarro for a 1-0 CU edge.
That seemed to spark Cumberland, which added two more goals in the less than eight minutes.
Tyler Watson played a ball down the left side for Bakary Bagayoko, who crossed to a streaking Williams for a score in the eighth minute. Williams got his second goal in the 12th minute on a similar play, with Tosin Abudiore supplying the cross for the tap-in goal and a 3-0 CU advantage.
The Phoenix controlled the run of play for the entire 90 minutes, outshooting the Bears, 10-1, in the first half and 30-2 in the match. The team’s hard work paid off midway through the first half with another goal, this one from Bagayoko down the left side, a nice shot to the far post past a diving Navarro and CU took a 4-0 lead to intermission.
Cumberland peppered the net in the early moments of the second period, with Navarro making saves on shots by Aidan Doherty and Williams before Julian Lucumi fired the third shot in succession into the net in the 48th minute.
Pikeville (8-8-0, 1-4-0) got on the board in the 60th minute thanks to a miscue by the Phoenix, with a free kick from Oscar Pacheco deflection off the head of CU’s Brandon Gonzalez and lofting just under the crossbar and into the net for an owl goal.
Udulutch took over in the final 20 minutes, scoring all three goals for the freshman.
Watson’s blast from 25 yards was saved by Pikeville’s Kaseem Wedderburn but Udulutch won the race for the rebound, tapping it past the keeper for his first goal in the 70th minute.
Kevin Pierce netted the seventh goal for Cumberland, intercepting a clearance by the Bears and firing past Wedderburn in the 80th minute.
Udulutch struck twice in the final 10 minutes for CU, picking up a turnover about 30 yards from net, sliding past two defenders to the right and placing his shot at the left post, banging off the bar and into the goal at the 83-minute mark.
With just over three minutes to play Donovan Dixon slid a ball to Pierce, who touched it past two UPike defenders to Udulutch, who completed the hat trick.
Cumberland plays its fourth game in eight days on Sunday, hosting Shawnee State at 2 p.m. Senior Day activities for seven players will take place after the match.