October 13, 20211st2ndFinal
Thomas More000
Cumberland314
Scoring
CU5:22Tyler Watson (Austin Morenzoni )
CU7:42Brandon Gonzalez (Nicklas Rulle )
CU34:11Tyler Watson (Carson Tighe )
CU76:06Kam Stanley (Tyler Watson )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
TMUGeorge Tidswell90:0042
CUNicklas Rulle90:0004
Stats at a GlanceTMUCU
Shots (on Goal)11 (4) 11 (6)
Saves24
Offsides02
Corner Kicks53
Fouls916
Yellow Cards23
Cumberland MSOC shuts out Thomas More at home
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Cumberland MSOC shuts out Thomas More at home
Tyler Watson scores two goals and tallies one assist in the win over Thomas More. Credit: Steve Wampler.

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's soccer tally three first-half goals to run away with the 4-0 win against Thomas More at home Wednesday afternoon.

Cumberland (9-2-1) overcame 16 total fouls to pick up the win against Thomas More. The Phoenix and the Saints put up an even number of shots on the game with 11-11 but the Phoenix tallied six shots on goal compared to the Saints four.

The Phoenix wasted no time in this matchup as Tyler Watson recorded his ninth goal of the season only five minutes into the game. Watson's goal was assisted by Austin Morenzoni, Watson fired a strong shot into the left side of the net to give them a 1-0 Phoenix lead.

Almost instantly after Watson's goal, Brandon Gonzalez added to the early lead off of an assist by Cumberland goalkeeper Nicklas Rulle. Rulle had a goal kick opportunity and kicked it down the length of the field to find Gonzalez for the goal and a 2-0 Cumberland lead.

In the 34th minute, Tyler Watson recorded his second goal of the game and tenth of the season on a pass by Carson Tighe across the middle of the box to give the Phoenix a 3-0 lead.

There was not a whole lot of action the rest of the game until the 76th minute when Tyler Watson found Kam Stanley across the box for his seventh goal of the season to give the Phoenix a 4-0 Phoenix lead and more importantly a 4-0 Phoenix win.

Cumberland will be back at home Sunday, October 17 at 3 p.m. against Georgetown College.