October 23, 20141st2ndFinal
Asbury Univ.000
Cumberland Univ.202
CU21:38Shires, Emily (Phillips, Kaitlin )
CU22:08Nay, Taylor (Gilpin, Shauna )
ASBPerkins, Brooke90:0029
CUKitson, Lindsay90:0000
Stats at a GlanceASBCU
Shots (on Goal)0 (0) 26 (12)
Corner Kicks09
Bulldogs push win streak to a dozen
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Bulldogs push win streak to a dozen
Emily Shires netted her eighth goal of the year in CU's 2-0 victory Thursday over Asbury. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires and Taylor Nay both scored in the first half but top-ranked Cumberland looked sluggish in a 2-0 victory over Asbury University in women’s soccer action Thursday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

Despite the lackluster performance, the Bulldogs (13-0-1) won their 12th straight match overall and set-up a showdown with No. 7 Lindsey Wilson on Monday at home at 2 p.m. for the Mid-South Conference regular season championship. The two teams have split the last four meetings, including LWC’s overtime victory in the finals of last year’s conference tournament.

Cumberland outshot the Eagles, 26-0, in the match and missed several point-blank opportunities to add to the lead in both halves.

Asbury keeper Brooke Perkins kept the Eagles (7-5-0) in the match in the early-going, making three saves before the Bulldogs finally broke through in the 22nd minute. Kaitlin Phillips dribbled deep down the right side, crossing to the back post to find Shires all alone at the back post for an easy score, her eighth of the year.

Just 30 seconds later Shauna Gilpin passed outside to Nay for a 1-v-1 against Perkins, with Nay finishing to the back post for a 2-0 edge midway through the opening half. Nay hammered the post later in the period and missed another 1-v-1 chance early in the second half as well.

Perkins finished with nine saves and Asbury had one team save in the match. CU’s Lindsay Kitson registered her eighth shutout of the season.