Bulldogs ink Station Camp's Keele

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Hendersonville, Tenn., native Mackenzie Keele this week to scholarship papers for the 2011-12 academic year. Keele is the sixth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


CU signs Goodlettsville's Tooley

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Goodlettsville native Rachel Tooley to scholarship papers this week for the 2011-12 academic year. Tooley is the fifth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Athletes place in FOCUS Art Competition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Adrian Baker won first place in the two-dimensional category and Charles Brooks, Deonta Johnson and Kyle Upton were all named honorable mention during the 14th Annual Focus On CU Students (FOCUS) Art Competition currently on display at Adams Gallery on the CU campus.


CU to host benefit soccer tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University women’s soccer team will host a benefit 4-v-4 Indoor Soccer Tournament Sunday beginning at noon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center to raise money and bring awareness to lung cancer.


Gallatin's Surdam signs with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Gallatin, Tenn., native Elizabeth “Squirt” Surdam this week to scholarship papers for the 2011-12 academic year. Surdam is the fourth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Bulldogs sign Dickson County's Knight

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Taylor Knight to scholarship papers this week for the 2011-12 academic year. Knight is the third Bulldog signee for next season, joining Westmoreland’s Samantha Skinner and Manchester’s Beth Morgan.


Skinner inks scholarship papers with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer team Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Westmoreland native Samantha Skinner this week to scholarship papers for the 2011-12 academic year. Skinner is the second signee for the Bulldogs for next season, joining Manchester’s Beth Morgan in the signing class.


Cumberland inks Manchester's Morgan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Coffee County High School product Beth Morgan to scholarship papers this week. Morgan is the first signee for the Bulldogs for the 2011-12 academic year.


Four Bulldogs named NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland women’s soccer and volleyball players were recognized this week as NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athletes. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the honor.


Six men, four women named TSAC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six men’s and four women’s soccer players were named TranSouth Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office at the conclusion of the conference championships last weekend.


Four players named All-TSAC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias and Reneé LaRose were both voted First Team All-TranSouth while LaRose was named Co-Freshman of the Year, as announced by the conference office. Morgan Shaffer and Michelle Ward also earned Second Team All-TSAC honors for the Bulldogs, who tied for third in the league standings.


Bulldogs fall in TranSouth semis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored in the fourth minute to tie the match but Lyon College netted a goal just before halftime and another in the 80th minute, as the Scots posted a 3-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Tuesday afternoon Batesville, Ark.


Bulldogs advance to semifinals with 3-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Katie Ongaro posted a goal and an assist in the second half, leading third-seeded Cumberland to a 3-0 victory over Freed-Hardeman during the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships in women’s soccer action Saturday at the CU Soccer Field.


Women's Soccer set to host TranSouth Championships match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women’s soccer team will host Freed-Hardeman in a TranSouth Championships quarterfinal match Saturday at 10 a.m. at the CU Soccer Field. The Bulldogs defeated the Lions, 2-1, in double overtime on Tuesday.


CU claims double overtime victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons scored in the 106th minute on an assist from Helena Dimantas Farias, sending Cumberland to a 2-1 victory over Freed-Hardeman Tuesday in women’s soccer action in Henderson, Tenn. With the victory the Bulldogs end the regular season in a tie for third place with Union University.


Dimantas Farias named TSAC POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Helena Dimantas Farias was named the TranSouth Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring four goals with three assists in two Cumberland victories.


Parsons scores twice in 3-1 CU triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons scored twice and Helena Dimantas Farias added a goal and the two players combined for all three assists in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in women’s soccer action Friday in Owensboro, Ky.


CU scores early and often in 5-1 triumph over Trevecca

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored three times and Morgan Shaffer added a pair of assists for Cumberland in a 5-1 victory over Trevecca Nazarene in women’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon.


Soccer matches rescheduled for Wednesday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s soccer matches scheduled for Tuesday against Trevecca Nazarene have been canceled because of high winds and forecasted severe weather for the afternoon. The matches have been rescheduled for Wednesday on the CU campus starting at 1 p.m. with a women’s match followed by the men.


Dimantas Farias earns POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Helena Dimantas Farias was named the TranSouth Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring the game-winning goal in a victory last week over Bryan College.


Bulldogs net 1-0 victory at Bryan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored the match’s only goal in the 63rd minute and Simone Quinn made six saves in goal in Cumberland’s 1-0 victory over Bryan College Wednesday night in Dayton, Tenn.


CU unable to take down RedHawks

LEBANON, Tenn. – Simone Quinn’s 12 saves were not enough to hold off sixth-ranked Martin Methodist in Cumberland’s 2-0 loss, as the Bulldog offense struggled in women’s soccer action Saturday at the CU Soccer Field.


Bulldogs play to 1-1 draw at Union

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored unassisted in the 62nd minute just seconds after Union got on the board and Rhianne Parsons made six saves in goal, two in the second overtime, as Cumberland and Union played to a 1-1 draw in women’s soccer action Saturday in Jackson, Tenn.


Four first-half goals lead to 5-1 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored twice and assisted on another goal and Rhianne Parsons put Cumberland ahead early with a goal 18 seconds into the match in a 5-1 victory over Brescia University Wednesday at the CU Soccer Field.


Dimantas Farias scores twice in 3-0 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored a pair of first half goals and Morgan Shaffer added another in the second half in Cumberland’s 3-0 victory over Lambuth University Monday in Jackson, Tenn.


Women's soccer falls in double OT

LEBANON, Tenn. – Anja Klotzle scored on a penalty kick three minutes into the second overtime, giving Lyon College a 2-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Sunday at the CU Soccer Field.


Cumberland tops Judson College, 8-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Morgan Shaffer posted her first career hat trick and Rhianne Parsons and Simone Quinn each added a pair of goals in Cumberland’s 8-0 victory over Judson College Wednesday in Marion, Ala.


Bulldogs drop TSAC opener, 2-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bethel University scored twice in the first 12 minutes of the match and held off a flurry of chances in the second half by Cumberland in a 2-0 Wildcat victory Tuesday in women’s soccer action in McKenzie, Tenn.


CU falls 3-1 to Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University put up 18 shots and missed several excellent scoring opportunities in both halves, dropping a 3-1 decision to Campbellsville University on Thursday.


Bulldogs fall to Georgetown, 4-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland controlled play for much of the first half but gave up a late goal and Georgetown College’s Caitlin Williams posted a hat trick in a 4-1 Tigers victory Saturday at the CU Soccer Field.


Sparks named Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalie Hanna Sparks was named the TranSouth Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after making 16 saves in a pair of matches last weekend for the Bulldogs.


CU falls 3-2 in overtime

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored a goal and assisted on another, but Cumberland dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime against the Univ. of the Cumberlands Saturday in the Golden Corral Classic in Barbourville, Ky.


Bulldogs score final-minute victory

Morgan Shaffer scored the game-tying goal in the 63rd minute, setting up the game-winner in the final minute by Rhianne Parsons, giving Cumberland a 2-1 season-opening victory.


Scrimmage concludes training camp, regular season begins Friday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Women’s soccer conclude their preseason training Saturday with an intrasquad scrimmage, now set sights on opening match Friday, at Union College.




Seven CU squads earn NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland athletic teams were recognized with the NAIA National Scholar-Team Award recently among 864 teams nationally. A team must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award.