September 24, 20161st2ndFinal
Shawnee State000
Cumberland Univ.112
CU-W31:59Shires, Emily (Holloway, Rebecca )
CU-W81:43Shires, Emily
SSU-WGarner, Michaela90:00210
CU-WKambeitz, Ashley90:0003
Stats at a GlanceSSU-WCU-W
Shots (on Goal)3 (3) 26 (12)
Corner Kicks17
Two Shires goals carry CU women
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Two Shires goals carry CU women
Emily Shires netted both goals in CU's 2-0 victory Saturday over Shawnee State. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires posted a pair of goals, as 16th-ranked Cumberland overcame a sluggish first half in a 2-0 win against Shawnee State in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

Rebecca Holloway’s cross from the left found Shires for a goal in the 32nd minute, giving the Phoenix (6-1-1, 2-0-0 Mid-South) a 1-0 edge at the break. Cumberland took just nine shots in the period.

CU outshot the Bears, 17-3, in the second period and a rebound after a goalkeeper save in the 82nd minute found Shires, who fired into the right corner for her team-leading sixth goal of the year.

Shawnee State’s Michaela Garner collected 10 saves in the loss for the Bears (0-4-2, 0-2-0), while CU’s Ashley Kambeitz made three saves, all in the second half.

Cumberland hosts Life University on Friday at 2 p.m. before heading to the University of the Cumberlands on October 4.