|October 20, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|CU||8:02||Musyoka, Wilson (Watson, Tyler )|
|UC||37:46||Jara, Luis (Gonzalez, Alejandro )|
|Stats at a Glance||UC||CU|
|Shots (on Goal)||14 (5)||14 (8)|
LEBANON, Tenn.- Bakary Bagayoko scored in the 80th minute and Martin Walsh converted a penalty kick to add a late insurance goal as the Phoenix defeat the University of the Cumberlands, 3-1, in their final home game of the year.
Cumberland (8-6, 3-3 MSC) put up 14 shots and eight shots on frame. Wilson Musyoka led the Phoenix in shots with four and added the opening goal of the match. Bakary Bagayoko and Martin Walsh each recorded one goal and Tyler Watson collected one assist. Goalkeeper Nicklas Rulle played well making four saves and allowing one goal.
University of the Cumberlands (7-5-1, 3-2 MSC) also put up 14 shots, but only five of them were on target. The Patriots really pushed the tempo in the last 10 minutes of the game firing six shots, but none could breakthrough the Cumberland defense. Luis Jara posted the Patriots one goal and keeper Akililu Zambataro made five saves allowing three goals.
Cumberland got on the board first in the ninth minute when Tyler Watson found Wilson Musyoka in the box and Musyoka fired a strike past Cumberlands keeper Akililu Zambataro.
Patriots Luis Jara put in the equalizer at the 38th minute to tie the game going into the half.
Bakary Bagayoko entered the game in the 59th minute and found the back of the net after Aidan Doherty fired a shot that was saved. Bagayoko cleaned up the shot with a sliding attack for the game winner in the 80th minute.
Martin Walsh added an insurance goal on a penalty kick one minute later to seal the victory for the Phoenix.
The Phoenix go on the road for the remainder of the season as they take on LIfe next Sunday and Campbellsville on November 2nd before postseason play.