September 25, 20211st2ndFinal
Life000
Cumberland044
Scoring
CU48:47Brenna Swiger
CU71:50Marie Bathe (Jennifer Segura )
CU82:11Jennifer Segura (Brenda Cernas , Marie Bathe)
CU84:46Gabby Jones (Evelyn Jimenez )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
LIFEEmily Hounsell45:0043
CUSabrina Graziano90:0003
Stats at a GlanceLIFECU
Shots (on Goal)8 (3) 15 (7)
Saves33
Offsides05
Corner Kicks24
Fouls1014
Yellow Cards10
Cumberland's second-half surge helps push the Phoenix over the Life Running Eagles 4-0
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Cumberland's second-half surge helps push the Phoenix over the Life Running Eagles 4-0
Cumberland defender Brenna Swiger goes for a deep pass down the field. Credit: Bob Tamboli

 

LEBANON, Tenn.-- After a slow start to the game in the first half, the Phoenix rallied to score four goals in the second half to win 4-0 against Life University. 

Cumberland (5-1-1) outshot the Running Eagles 15-8 while going four for five in shots on goal for the second half.

The first half of the matchup between the Phoenix and the Running Eagles was not very eventful. Both teams ended the first half scoreless with only a combined ten shots from both teams. Cumberland University outshot Life University 7-3. Three of the Phoenix's seven shots were on goal while Life had two shots on goal. There were numerous first-half fouls being there was a combined 19 within the opening 45 minutes.

Cumberland was able to secure the first goal of the game early into the second half thanks to Brenna Swiger. Swiger blasted a long high driving shot from almost mid-field that deflected off the goalie's hand and into the net to give the Phoenix a 1-0 lead. This marks Brenna Swiger's first career goal as a Cumberland Phoenix.

The Phoenix extended their lead to 2-0 with 18 minutes remaining in the second half after Marie Bathe scored her first goal of the season assisted by Jennifer Segura. This assist by Jennifer Segura brought her season assist total up to four.

Jennifer Segura recorded her second goal of the game coming off of assists by Marie Bathe and Brenda Cernas, giving Cumberland a 3-0 lead in the 82nd minute of the game.

Cumberland quickly added to their lead after a goal by Gabby Jones, assisted by #13 Evelyn Jimenez. This ended up being the final goal of the game and gave the Phoenix their first conference win of the season over Life University 4-0. 

The Phoenix are now 5-1-1 overall with a 1-0-1 conference record and will be back in action on the road against Bethel University on September 29th.