CU Esports Rocket League team starts MSC schedule with win
Monday, September 20, 2021
CU Esports Rocket League team starts MSC schedule with win
The Cumberland Esports Rocket League Team took their first MSC contest over St. Thomas 2-0 (Credit: Spencer Claypool)

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Esports team brought its first program win against Saint Thomas University in their first match of the inaugural season, winning 2-0 in the best of three series.

The trio of Brenden Dickens (Bigcat159), Chris Crenshaw (ChrisComet), and Dominic Rodriguez (Dominator_171) had no trouble finding the goal as they were able to defeat Saint Thomas in game one, 5-1. Rodriguez led the Phoenix in goals with three, while Dickens followed up with the remaining two.

The Phoenix continued their stellar performance into game two as they piled on a 7-0 lead over the Bobcats just two minutes in. Cumberland stayed aggressive on the attack and found the goal four more times to take the game 11-1. Rodriguez and Dickens tied game two with five goals each, while Crenshaw recorded six assists. 

This week is a big week for the Esports program as they take on East Carolina in Rocket league at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 in NECC competition. For conference play, the Phoenix take on St. Thomas in Overwatch on Wednesday Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. and Campbellsville in Rocket League on Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 p.m.