The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Soccer team finished their 2012-2013 season on Wednesday with a win over Asbury University in double overtime 4-3. The Patriot ladies finish out the season with a record of 5-11 and a Mid-South Conference (MSC) record of 1-8.
The Patriots fell behind in the first minute with an early goal by Asbury's Jenna Bird giving Asbury a 1-0 lead. Cumberlands pulled together and answered quickly in the 3rd minute with a goal by Michelle Bailey (Buckinghamshire, England) with an assist by Kim Robinson (Berea, KY) to tie up the game at 1-1. Robinson would then find the back of the net in the 15th minute with an assist by Toni Dempsey (Australia) to put the Patriots up 2-1 heading into halftime.
Asbury would tie it up in the 49th minute off a 2nd goal by Bird making it a 2-2 score. Bailey would earn an assist in the 68th minute on a beautiful cross to Victoria Paynter (Sulphur, KY) in finding the net to take the lead once more 3-2. Asbury once again would tie the score with a goal by Heather Wantland in the 75th minute to make it a 3-3 game heading into overtime. That's when the Patriots would overcome the adversity to get a goal in the 103rd minute off a corner kick by Bailey as Ana Derrico (Brazil) headed the ball into the net giving UC the 4-3 victory.
Goalie Autumn Williams (Lexington, KY) saved an additional 5 goals from being placed on the board by Asbury.
For more information on the Patriot Women's Soccer program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.
Article Provided by Courtney Hixson, Multimedia and Athletic Services Student Assistant