October 19, 20221st2ndFinal
Shawnee State000
CUMBERLA11:01Brima Kamara (John Azar )
CUMBERLA55:33John Azar
CUMBERLAJacob Forster90:0003
SHAWNEEKade Tomlinson90:0028
Shots (on Goal)17 (10) 5 (3)
Corner Kicks82
Yellow Cards26
Cumberland Men's Soccer picks up a 2-0 Road Victory
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Cumberland Men's Soccer picks up a 2-0 Road Victory
(Credit: Steve Wampler)

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio-- Cumberland men's soccer picks up a hard-fought road win over Shawnee State University 2-0.

Cumberland (8-1-3, 5-0-3 MSC) had a strong showing defensively, only allowing five total shots in the contest. The Phoenix recorded ten shots on goal compared to three by Shawnee State (9-6, 3-5 MSC).

The game featured a lot of physical action and scrappy play with a combined 23 fouls in the match. Cumberland recorded two yellow cards compared to six from the Bears.

The Phoenix struck first in the 11th minute of play when Brima Kamara connected on a strong kick at the right of the box following a pass from John Azar giving Cumberland an early 1-0 lead.

Both offenses were held at bay until Cumberland was given a penalty kick opportunity in the 56th minute when Edvin Grevskott was fouled inside of the box. Azar took the penalty kick opportunity and punched it in the back of the net to give the Phoenix a 2-0 lead. Cumberland's defense held strong the rest of the way securing the 2-0 win.

Cumberland will be back on the road Sunday, October 23 to take on Georgetown College.