October 21, 20121st2ndFinal
Cumberland Univ.426
CU-M10:53Cortes, Sebastian
CU-M22:19Mason, Harry
CU-M24:00Mason, Harry (Morris, Tevonne )
CU-M24:57Mason, Harry
PIKE28:36Johnson, Mashing
CU-M51:21Howard, Neil
CU-M59:01Mason, Harry (Clark, Eric )
CU-MShattuck, Sully90:0012
PIKEThomas, Sheldon90:00612
Stats at a GlanceCU-MPIKE
Shots (on Goal)33 (18) 6 (3)
Corner Kicks73
Yellow Cards12
Mason's four goals pace 6-1 CU triumph
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Mason's four goals pace 6-1 CU triumph
Harry Mason scored four goals in CU's 6-1 victory Sunday at Pikville. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Harry Mason scored three goals in a three-minute span in the first half and netted four scores in all in a 6-1 victory over the University of Pikeville on Sunday afternoon in Pikeville, Ky.

The victory was the fourth straight for the Bulldogs (5-8-1, 3-5-0 Mid-South) with the club outscoring its opponents, 25-4, during that stretch. Cumberland has moved from last place into a tie for sixth with Shawnee State in the league with three consecutive conference wins and takes on the Bears in the Mid-South regular season finale next Saturday at home.

Freshman Sebastian Cortes got the scoring started for the Bulldogs with an unassisted tally in the 11th minute, with his shot hitting the left-side post and caroming into the net. Mason netted his first goal of the match in the 24th minute, stealing the ball from a defender in the box and beating UPike keeper Sheldon Thomas low and left.

Mason scored again at the 24-minute mark on an assist from Tevonne Morris and then recorded a natural hat trick 57 seconds later, again unassisted. Mashing Johnson found the back of the net on a penalty kick for the Bears in the 29th minute and CU held a 4-1 advantage at intermission.

In the second half Neil Howard also scored on a PK for the Bulldogs, this one in the 52nd minute, and Mason posted his fourth goal of the match on an assist from Eric Clark in the 60th minute.

Mason has now scored 12 goals in the last four Cumberland matches – three each versus Mid-Continent University and Georgetown College and two versus St. Catharine College before the four on Sunday against Pikeville. The Bulldogs take on Shawnee State on Saturday and travel to Union University on Monday, October 29 before beginning play in the Mid-South Conference Championships on Saturday, November 3.