LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored in the 104th minute on a header for her second goal of the match in a 4-3 double overtime victory over King College in women’s soccer action Wednesday in Bristol, Tenn.
The senior had a hand in all four Cumberland (8-2-0) scores in the match, netting a goal in the first two minutes and then assisted on two other Bulldog goals later in the first half. But a very depleted Bulldog defense allowed two second half scores to the Tornado (4-5-0) before Dimantas Farias gave CU the victory.
Less than two minutes into the match Cumberland’s corner kick was bobbled by King keeper Abbey Kitts and Dimantas Farias put in the loose ball for a quick 1-0 CU advantage. The Tornado tied the match in the ninth minute when Hannah Shankel scored from 10 yards out on an assist by Morgan Shelton.
The match stayed tied until the 29th minute when Dimantas Farias fed Rhianne Parsons and she beat Kitts from 12 yards. Ten minutes later Dimantas Farias assisted on Morgan Shaffer’s goal from 10 yards out, with Shaffer beating the keeper left and a 3-1 Bulldog lead at intermission.
In the second half Heidi Steiger cut into the deficit with an unassisted goal in the 65th minute on a free kick from 30 yards. The Tornado tied the match at three in the 79th minute when Katie Keys headed in a corner kick from Monica Aguirre.
The teams played through one overtime before Dimantas Farias struck just over three minutes into the second extra period. Keys was whistled for a foul just outside the box and Kaitlin Phillips took the free kick for CU. The freshman found the head of Dimantas Farias, who finished off the play for her eighth goal of the season.
Cumberland returns home this weekend to face Oakland City University at 3 p.m. Saturday at the CU Soccer Field in the backend of a doubleheader with the men.