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Gilpin shares MSC Player of the Week honor

From staff reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Cumberland’s Shauna Gilpin and Campbellsville’s Brandie Hagerman are the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

The weekly honors were the first for both this season. While Gilpin received her first MSC Player of the Week honor of her career, Hagerman collected her ninth career weekly honor.

Gilpin scored a pair of goals and added an assist in two Cumberland wins last week to earn Mid-South Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

The St. John’s, Newfoundland, junior forward provided a goal and an assist in the Bulldogs’ 6-1 win over Shawnee State University to open the week. Gilpin scored the game-winner -- her second game-winning goal this season -- with 20 seconds remaining in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at St. Catharine College.

With her five-point week, Gilpin moves to 11th in the conference with 12 points. Her five goals rank ninth best in the Mid-South this season.

Gilpin's last-second goal lifts CU women's soccer

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. — Shauna Gilpin scored with just 20 seconds remaining in regulation and Kaitlin Phillips assisted on both goals, as Cumberland missed a boatload of chances but survived with a 2-1 victory Saturday over St. Catharine.

The Bulldogs (7-1-0, 3-0-0 Mid-South) took 22 shots compared to just one for the Patriots, but SCC took advantage of their one opportunity and took the lead when Courtney Anderson scored on an assist after a long cross from Ciara Carr in the 70th minute.

Cumberland squared the match four minutes later when Phillips found Taylor Nay for her fifth goal of the season. The match looked headed for extra time until Phillips crossed to Gilpin in the final minute and the junior found the back of the net for the fifth time this season as well and her second game-winning goal.

The Bulldogs took 15 of their 22 shots in the second half, had five corner kicks compared to just two for the Patriots and CU keeper Lindsay Kitson did not record a save in the match. SCC’s Lindsey Vinson registered seven saves, including five in the first period.

Cumberland will continue its current three-match road swing today at the University of the Cumberlands before returning home Friday for a 1 p.m. match versus Pikeville.

Mason scores twice more in road win for men

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. — Harry Mason netted a pair of goals and Cumberland scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the match in a 3-1 victory over St. Catharine in men’s soccer action Saturday.

The win was the first in Mid-South Conference action this season for the Bulldogs (3-7-1, 2-1-0) and the second in three outings for CU, which has lost four times this year in overtime along with a 1-1 draw two weekends ago versus Trinity International.

Sam Sheen scored on assists from Josh McCausland and Alex Marr in the 14th minute and Mason put in a rebound less than two minutes later for an early advantage for Cumberland. The Bulldogs posted just three shots in the opening period but found the back of the net with two of them.

The score remained the same until St. Catharine’s Joe Jessup put in his own rebound after a shot off the post by Marvin Wesselburg in the 77th minute, cutting the CU lead in half. But Mason registered his 12th goal of the season in the 83rd minute after a long ball from Elliot Goodwin, beating the keeper from near the penalty spot.

Cumberland outshot the Patriots, 13-10, in the match, including 10-6 in the second half, and St. Catharine (2-7-0, 0-3-0) keeper CJ Powell collected six saves in the match. CU’s Ian Hamilton had one save in the victory.

Cumberland will play on the road again today at the University of the Cumberlands before returning home Friday for a 1 p.m. match versus Pikeville.

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