LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland forward Emily Shires garnered Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week accolades after posting two goals and two assists in a pair of victories for the Phoenix, as announced Monday by the league office.
The Nanaimo, British Columbia, native assisted on Mariah Aplin's score for a 1-0 lead at Life University and drew a foul in the box, setting up Sarah Haddock's PK for a 3-0 advantage versus the Running Eagles. The senior assisted on Aplin's second goal versus Life and Aplin returned the favor for a Shires goal, the final one of the match in the 5-2 win.
Shires added her 12th goal of the year in the 10th minute at Bryan College in a 2-0 victory, her fourth game-winning goal of the season.
Cumberland begins action in the Mid-South Conference Championships on Friday at 9:30 a.m. CT against the University of Pikeville at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky.