LEBANON, Tenn. – Aubrey Black’s goal in the 78th minute provided the game winner, as Trevecca Nazarene scored three times in the second half to defeat Cumberland, 3-2, in women’s soccer action Tuesday night in Nashville, Tenn.
The Bulldogs (9-4, 0-3-0 TranSouth) led 1-0 at intermission after Shauna Gilpin netted her fourth goal of the year unassisted in the 23rd minute. But the Trojans tied the match in the first five minutes of the second half on a penalty kick by Lindsey Robinson.
Cumberland retook the lead two minutes later when Gilpin assisted on Morgan Shaffer’s fourth goal of the season in the 51st minute. TNU tied the match at two on an unassisted goal from Kayla Vanes in the 63rd minute.
Black scored on a Trojan corner kick from near the penalty spot, sending CU to its second straight defeat and third in the last five matches with a short-handed roster. As many as five starters are unavailable because of injury for the Bulldogs currently, including three with season-ending ailments.
Elizabeth Surdam posted seven saves in goal for the Bulldogs, while TNU’s Bekah Headrick made six saves. Trevecca defenders also kicked away two potential goals for the Bulldogs during the match.
Cumberland plays at sixth-ranked Martin Methodist at Noon on Saturday before returning home for its final two regular season matches – October 25 versus Union University and November 1 against Freed-Hardeman – both at 1 p.m.