|September 01, 2012||1st||2nd||Final|
Midland [NE] Univ.
|CU-W||84:48||Langille, Kelsey (Gilpin, Shauna )|
|Stats at a Glance||CU-W||MID|
|Shots (on Goal)||17 (9)||8 (1)|
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored three times in the final 20 minutes, erasing a second-half deficit en route to a 3-1 victory over Midland [NE] University on Saturday in McKenzie, Tenn. The Bulldogs play again Sunday at 10 a.m. against 24th-ranked University of Science and Arts.
Cumberland controlled play for much of the first half but was unable to find the back of the net and the match went to the break scoreless. Midland’s Kelsie Schmitz quickly gave the Warriors the lead less than minutes into the second half with an unassisted score.
But Taylor Nay’s goal in the 72nd minute was the equalizer for CU and Shauna Gilpin added the eventual game-winner six minutes later. Gilpin then assisted on Kelsey Langille’s score in the 85th minute for the final tally of the match.
Lindsay Kitson picked up the win in net for Cumberland without making a save, while Midland keeper Megan Manley made six saves in the loss.
“We really controlled play in the first half but couldn’t finish in the final third [of the field], weren’t sharp,” head coach Gavin McKinney said. “But we did a much better job in the second half, didn’t panic when they scored just after the break and then added to the lead after Taylor’s equalizer.”