0, 1st2nd1OT Final
Cumberland (Tenn.)0213
Freed-Hardeman University0202
FHU 49:18Kenneth Ramirez (Leondakis,Alexandros , GisbertCastellort,Roger)
CU 54:13Martin Walsh
CU 57:23Tyler Watson (Walsh,Martin )
FHU 86:21Kenneth Ramirez
CU 98:10Bakary Bagayoko
CUCarl Koester98:1022
FHUCalum Langdale98:1032
Stats at a GlanceCUFHU
Shots (on Goal)10 (5) 4 (4)
Corner Kicks44
Yellow Cards11
Late Overtime Goal Leads Phoenix to 3-2 Victory
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Late Overtime Goal Leads Phoenix to 3-2 Victory
Martin Walsh Scores the Cumberland goal in the 3-2 victory over Freed-Hardeman

JACKSON, Tenn.- Cumberland’s breakaway goal in overtime, led the Phoenix (1-0-0, 1-0-0) to a 3-2 victory over the Lions (0-2-0, 0-1-0).

Cumberland’s Tyler Watson, and Bakary Bagayoko led the Phoenix on shots with three and both were able to connect on one shot for a goal. Tyler Watson also connected on a goal for the Phoenix, allowing Cumberland to defeat Freed-Hardeman, 3-2.

Cumberland controlled the ball against Freed-Hardeman throughout most of the whole game. The Phoenix attacked the Lions defense by recording 10 shots with 5 shots on goal to the Lions four.

The first half started off slow for the Phoenix as they attempted five shots but weren’t unable to connect any for a goal. Goalkeeper Carl Koester was able to record two saves in the first half for the Phoenix as the Lions only attempted two shots.

The second half started fast for the Lions as Kenneth Ramirez was able to find the first goal of the day in the 49th minute mark to put Freed-Hardeman ahead of Cumberland, 1-0. Cumberland’s Walsh was able to find an opening in the Lions defense to connect on the first goal for the Phoenix, tying the game at 1-1. Just Three minutes later, Walsh was able to Tyler Watson in stride towards the goal, as Watson was able to score the goal in the 57th minute, putting the Phoenix ahead, 2-1.

The Phoenix continued to play amazing defense until the Lions were able to squeak in a last minute goal by Ramirez to tie the game, 2-2 in the 86th minute. Neither team could find the goal in the remaining time of regulation, bringing the game into Overtime.

During overtime, neither team could get anything going as both defenses were solid. Just two minutes left on the clock for the first period of overtime, Bagayoko was able to outrun the defender and score the golden goal for the Phoenix in the 98th minute, putting the Phoenix victorious over the Lions, 3-2.

The Phoenix will continue on the road to face against the University of the Cumberlands on Sunday, February 28th