CU scores early and often in 5-1 triumph over Trevecca
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
CU scores early and often in 5-1 triumph over Trevecca
Helena Dimantas Farias scored three goals and handed out one assist in CU's 5-1 victory Wednesday over Trevecca Nazarene. (Credit Shauna Holman)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored three times and Morgan Shaffer added a pair of assists for Cumberland in a 5-1 victory over Trevecca Nazarene in women’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon.

Dimantas Farias now has nine goals in the last six matches and earned TranSouth Offensive Player of the Week honors this past Monday. For her efforts against the Trojans, Dimantas Farias was named the Music City Star of the Game.

Cumberland (6-6-1, 1-3-1, TranSouth) has won four of its last six matches with just one loss in the stretch.

Cumberland got on the board early with a one-timer from just inside the box by Dimantas Farias on an assist from Rhianne Parsons in the fifth minute. Dimantas Farias ran onto the ball and touched it with the outside of her right foot into the bottom right of the net, past TNU keeper Neira Ahmespahic.

The teams traded possession and scoring chances for much of the first half, with Shaffer missing two excellent chances, shooting high on both shots.

But Shaffer found the back of the net late in the half on another assist from Parsons, beating Ahmespahic low and left in the 35th minute for a 2-0 Bulldog lead at the half.

Shaffer was at it again just two minutes into the second half, shooting past Ahmespahic again low and left, this time on assists Katie Ongaro and Dimantas Farias.

Dimantas Farias was fouled in the box in the 54th minute but booted the penalty kick right to Ahmespahic, but the Cumberland junior scored her second goal of the match four minutes later, shooting from a bad angle to the right of the net with the outside of her right foot.

Trevecca got on the board a little more than a minute later, with Hope Hackney taking a long pass from Mackenzie Cox just right of the net and finding the top of the net.

Dimantas Farias netted the final score of the match in the 77th minute, taking a rebound and shooting into an empty net.

Cumberland plays its final two regular season matches on the road – Friday at Kentucky Wesleyan and November 2 at Freed-Hardeman.