Sun, Sep. 23, 2012 - [Women's Soccer]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Soccer team had a rough week of play as they dropped two Mid-South Conference (MSC) contests this week as they fell to the University of Rio Grande on Wednesday 9-3 and to the Bulldogs of Cumberland University on Saturday by a score of 7-0. This moves their season record to 2-5 with a Mid-South Conference record of 0-3.
On Wednesday against the Red Storm of Rio Grande, scoring started early in the game with Rio taking the lead 9 minutes into the first half. After allowing 3 goals, junior Ginger Johnson (London, KY) put the Patriots on the scoreboard with a goal 16 minutes into the game. The Patriots added two more goals to their total with goals by Toni Dempsey (Australia) and Esme Purkis (England) in the 2nd half, but it wasn't enough as the Red Storm defeated the Patriots 9-3. Johnson led the offense with 3 shots followed by Kim Robinson (Berea, KY) and Purkis with 2 shots. Emma Myrick (Knoxville, TN) and Dempsey each had one shot. Goalie Autumn Williams saved 5 goals.
The Patriots then traveled to Lebanon, Tennessee to face off against Cumberland University on Saturday. The Bulldogs put the first goal on the board within the first 15 minutes of the game and continued scoring without an answer from the Patriots as UC fell 7-0. Robinson placed two shots on goal for the Patriots followed by Purkis, Michelle Bailey (Buckinghamshire, England), and Victoria Paynter (Sulfur, KY) each with one shot on goal. Goalie Williams saved 7 goals.
The Patriots will be back at home on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m. as they go up against local rival Union College.
For more information on the Patriots Women'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.