|November 01, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||SSU||CU-W|
|Shots (on Goal)||3 (1)||18 (11)|
LEBANON, Tenn. – Sarah Haddock converted a penalty kick late in the first half and 13th-ranked Cumberland got an own goal in the second period in a 2-0 victory over Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships on Thursday in Campbellsville, Ky.
The Phoenix (15-2-1) advance to face Georgetown College in the semifinals at 1:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, November 8 in Bowling Green, Ky. Georgetown upset 18th-ranked University of the Cumberlands, 3-2, earlier Thursday.
Cumberland controlled the run of play for almost the entire 90 minutes, outshooting the Bears, 18-3, including 11-2 in the first half, but CU was unable to connect passes in the final third, creating few quality scoring chances. Many of the shots in the first half came from distance or with an SSU defender draped on the Phoenix player.
Kenzi Vetter’s shot from 25 yards was saved by SSU’s Michaela Garner in the 20th minute and another drive from Vetter was saved in the 30th minute. Haley Stevens made a nice run down the right side and crossed to Savannah Moreland in the 40th minute, but that shot was 10 yards sailed just to the right of the net.
Cumberland got a break in the 42nd minute, with the Bears whistled for a hand ball in the box. Haddock converted the PK, her fifth goal of the season.
The Phoenix held possession again for much of the second half, but Shawnee State (5-11-1) got one good chance to square the match in the 64th minute. Christa Harris received a pass down the middle between two CU defenders, but a charging Ashley Kambeitz made the save, keeping Cumberland in the lead.
Good work by Stevens again led to the second goal. The freshman made a strong run down the right and her cross toward Moreland went off a Bears defender and landed in the net for an own goal in the 76th minute, an insurance score for CU.