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.
Cumberland (4-5-0) scored four times in the first half and cruised to the victory in the club’s fourth match in the last week.
Parsons scored just 18 seconds into the contest on a shot from 25 yards, over the head of Brescia keeper Kelsey Cromwell. Dimantas Farias recorded her first goal unassisted just five minutes later and put the Bulldogs ahead 3-0 on an assist from Rachel Scoggins in the 31st minute. For her efforts Dimantas Farias was named the Music City Star of the Game.
Katie Ongaro netted her second goal of the year from 20 yards and a tough angle after a corner kick just before the half on an assist from Dimantas Farias for a 4-0 Cumberland advantage at the break.
In the second half Morgan Shaffer scored on a rebound in front of the net after a scramble in the 68th minute. The Bearcats (2-5-0) got on the board on a beautiful free kick from 25 yards by Lea Anderson in the 74th minute.
Cumberland plays its fifth match in 10 days Saturday at 4 p.m. at Union University. The Bulldogs play at home again Saturday, October 16 against Martin Methodist at Noon.