October 20, 20211st2ndFinal
CUMBERLA0:57Thomas Groenhilder
CUMBERLA78:13Martin Walsh (Brandon Gonzalez )
CAMPBELL86:42Samuel Londono (Diego Chainho )
CUMBERLANicklas Rulle90:0012
CAMPBELLJeremi Campagnolo90:0022
Shots (on Goal)13 (4) 11 (3)
Corner Kicks67
Yellow Cards01
Phoenix run win-streak to six
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Phoenix run win-streak to six
Brandon Gonzalez added an assist on Martin Walsh's goal at Campbellsville. (Credit: Brett Pierce)

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.--Cumberland men's soccer holds on to pick up a 2-1 victory over Campbellsville Wednesday evening at Finley Stadium.

Cumberland (11-2-1, 7-1-1 MSC) runs their win streak up to six matches heading into the final two regular-season matches of the season. The Phoenix sit two points behind Lindsey Wilson in the Mid-South Conference standings with a chance to take over first place with a win on Sunday against the Blue Raiders.

Campbellsville (9-2-2, 5-2-2 MSC) conceded the first goal of the match after just one minute of action. The rest of the game turned into a grueling, physical defensive battle as both teams combined for just seven shots-on-goal.

Cumberland was able to take the lead after just 57 seconds of action. Campbellsville committed a foul in the box and Thomas Groenhilder knocked in the penalty kick to give the Phoenix a 1-0 lead. 

A few minutes later, Campbellsville missed a goal-scoring opportunity when they played the ball to the back-post to Samuel Lendona and Nicklas Rulle made a nice save in goal.

In the second half, Cumberland had a few chances to extend the lead. Cathal Coyne missed a header just left of the far post off a corner kick and Retsin Kabambala and Brandon Gonzalez each fired hot shots that Campbellsville keeper Jeremi Campagnolo saved.

Cumberland added an insurance goal in the 79th minute on a counter-attack. Brandon Gonzalez placed a perfect through ball up to Martin Walsh and Walsh chipped the Tigers keeper for the score.

Campbellsville scrambled in the final minutes and pushed a goal across by Samuel Lendono, but ran out of time as the Phoenix held on to win.

Phoenix keeper Nicklas Rulle played well again making two saves on the match while his opponent Campagnolo allowed two goals and made two saves.

The Phoenix have a Top-25 match-up looming on Sunday against No. 11 Lindsey Wilson. If Lindsey Wilson wins they will be crowned Mid-South Conference Regular Season Champions. If the Phoenix win, they will be in the driver's seat to win the regular-season title with just one match remaining. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.