LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons scored in the 106th minute on an assist from Helena Dimantas Farias, sending Cumberland to a 2-1 victory over Freed-Hardeman Tuesday in women’s soccer action in Henderson, Tenn. With the victory the Bulldogs end the regular season in a tie for third place with Union University.
Freed-Hardeman netted the first goal of the match in the 22nd minute, as Whitney Newby fed Helena Yegros. The Lions led 1-0 at the half.
Freshman Brittanie Jackson scored the equalizer in the 66th minute for the Bulldogs on an assist from Ashley Schneider. It was the first goal of the year for Jackson in just her ninth match of the season.
In the second overtime Dimantas Farias found Parsons for the game-winner, the eighth goal of the year for the freshman and the league-leading 11th assist for Dimantas Farias.
Cumberland started the season 1-4-0 but has since posted a 6-2-1 record since September 29, with only an overtime loss to Lyon College and a 2-0 defeat to fourth-ranked Martin Methodist.
The pairings and match times for the TranSouth Championships will be announced Wednesday, with Cumberland hosting a first-round match Saturday. The third-place finish is the highest for the Bulldogs since placing second in 2005.