|Stats at a Glance||CU||UC|
|Shots (on Goal)||16 (7)||27 (13)|
LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Holloway scored midway through the first half for 15th-ranked Cumberland but 22nd-ranked University of the Cumberlands found the back of the net early in the second half and Ashley Kambeitz made 12 saves for the Phoenix in a 1-1 draw in women’s soccer action Wednesday night in Williamsburg, Ky.
Holloway’s blast from outside the 18-yard box was her 22nd goal of the season, giving Cumberland (14-2-1, 5-1-1 Mid-South) a 1-0 edge in the 21st minute. The two teams battled the rest of the half, with the Patriots posting a 9-8 edge in shots in the period. Holloway near added to the lead late in the half, drilling the crossbar.
The Cumberlands (15-1-2, 5-0-2) started quickly in the second half and squared the match in the 52nd minute, with Sara Randez’s shot hitting the crossbar and the UC sophomore putting home the rebound. The Patriots took 10 shots in the first 10 minutes of the half, forcing Kambeitz into four saves.
The Cumberlands posted 17-5 advantage in shots in the second period, though the Phoenix held a good amount of possession but could not connect in the final third for scoring chances.
Cumberland had the only three shots in the first overtime period, including a save by UC goalkeeper Christie Funk on a Savannah Moreland shot while the Patriots took the only shot in the second extra period.
Cumberland plays in the Mid-South Conference Championships next week in Bowling Green, Ky., against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.