Sun, Sep. 16, 2012 - [Men's Soccer]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men's Soccer team proved themselves yet again this week in their first Mid-South Conference game of the 2012 season against Bluefield College. The Patriots dominated early and pulled away with a 4-2 victory against the Rams.
The scoring for Cumberlands began early with the first goal being put into the back of the net just 2 minutes into the game. Sophomore Daniel Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) scored two goals for UC within the first 20 minutes of the match. Bluefield would add a goal in the 30th minute, but Imman Bains (London, England) would match it with another goal for the Patriots giving UC a 3-1 lead at the half.
Ciaran Tracey (Dublin, Ireland) would place a beautiful cross by Bains in for a goal in the 70th minute of the game to ice the game away. Bluefield would cut the deficit in half in the 75th minute on a 2nd goal by Erik Albarran, but would be outmatched by the Patriots who would come away with a 4-2 victory over the Rams.
Ferreira led the Cumberlands offense with 6 shots (2 on goal) and 2 goals. Filipe Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was not far behind with 4 shots (2 on goal). Junior goalkeeper Alex Swoboda (Louisville, KY) saved three goals during the match, keeping the Patriots unbeaten on the season with an overall record of 2-0-1.
The Patriots will be on the road this week as they travel to take on NAIA #2 University of Rio Grande on Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm.
For more information on the Patriots Men's Soccer program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.
Article provided by Courtney Hixson, UC Multimedia and Athletic Services Student Assistant