LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to No. 19 in the latest NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office.
The Phoenix dropped a 5-2 decision at then third-ranked Martin Methodist, currently the No. 1 team in the national polls. The RedHawks scored three times in a 12-minute stretch in the middle of the second half to post the victory after Cumberland evened the match at two early in the second period. The loss snapped a nine-match winning streak and a 10-match unbeaten stretch for CU.
Cumberland also posted a 7-0 victory over the University of Pikeville in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships. The Phoenix continue play in the conference tournament this Thursday, facing Campbellsville University at 2:30 p.m. CT at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky.