The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Soccer Team held their Senior Day activities on Saturday as they hosted the Red Storm of the University of Rio Grande. With some great offense early as well as some clean-up work late, the Patriots took down the Red Storm 4-1 earning a great victory for the senior class. UC now moves to a season record of 2-14 with a Mid-South Conference (MSC) record of 2-6.
The Patriots began their game with tough defense and excellent offense, a combination that allowed Kim Robinson (Berea, KY) to place the first goal on the board to take the lead in the 10th minute. This was followed shortly by a well-placed ball in the back of the net by Victoria Paynter (Sulphur, KY) to bring the Patriots up to 2-0 just 11 minutes into the game. Rio's Hannah Brindle would cut the lead in half at 2-1 with a goal in the 42nd minute, which was the score at the break.
In the 66th minute, Robinson launched a shot that found the back of the net once again to widen the lead on the Red Storm 3-1. Using their offensive strategy to bypass the Red Storm's defense, freshman Amerah Dixon (Corbin, KY) crossed the ball to Paynter, who fired the ball for the final goal of the game in the 84th minute. UC took the win with a final score of 4-1.
This game also marked the last home game that would be played by three of the Patriots. Seniors Carissa Harriman (Vancouver, Canada), Kat Beeler (Corryton, KY), and Ginger Johnson (London, KY) were honored for their dedication to their team and for their efforts on the field.
The Patriots will travel on October 30th to take on fellow MSC member Campbellsville University in their last game of the 2013-2014 season. Kickoff is set to start at 6:00 p.m.
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, UC Multimedia and Athletic Services Student Assistant