|August 28, 2012||1st||2nd||Final|
|TWC||49:00||Freestone, Martyn (Carrier, John )|
|Stats at a Glance||TWC||CU-M|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (6)||15 (5)|
LEBANON, Tenn. – Martyn Freestone netted the first and last goals and Tennessee Wesleyan also scored on an own goal in a 3-1 victory over Cumberland on Tuesday in men’s soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium in the first match of the season for both teams.
Cumberland missed several chances off corner kicks in the first half but controlled possession for much of the period before giveaway deep in the defensive zone nearly led to a goal in the 44th minute, but Sully Shattuck made the save to keep the match scoreless at the break.
TWC took the lead for good just four minutes into the second half, with Freestone scoring off a corner kick by John Carrier. The visitors added the own goal in the 66th minute, as Carrier’s cross to the back post went off the leg of CU defender Neil Howard and into the Bulldog goal.
Freestone added his second goal of the match in the 88th minute, settling a ball near the top of the box and lifting a shot just over the outstretched dive of Shattuck for a 3-0 TWC edge.
Marconi Neto scored Cumberland’s goal in the final minute, making a long run down the right side and beating TWC keeper Clark Lydon low and left for his second career goal.
The Bulldogs outshot TWC, 15-11, and held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks. Shattuck and Lydon both made four saves in net.
Cumberland takes on rival Trevecca Nazarene next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Nashville.