Parsons earns TSWA POW honors

Bulldogs ranked 20th in women's soccer poll
Sep 12, 2013
Rhianne Parsons

Cumberland’s Rhianne Parsons was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after posting a goal and an assist in CU’s only match.

The senior from Tavistock, England, assisted on Shauna Gilpin’s score in the second minute against Savannah College of Art and Design. Parsons put the Bulldogs ahead, 2-1, in the 11th minute, beating the keeper low and left on a shot from 15 yards for her third goal of the season. She is tied for the team lead in goals with Gilpin and tied with Taylor Nay for first on the squad with two assists through four matches.

Parsons has 33 career goals and 13 assists in 57 matches for CU and netted 15 goals with five assists during the 2012 campaign. She scored the game-winner in the club’s 1-0 victory over 22nd-ranked Brenau on Sept. 1.

Cumberland is ranked 20th in the first regular-season edition of the 2013 NAIA women’s soccer coaches’ top 25 poll, released by the national office Tuesday.

The Bulldogs defeated Campbellsville, 2-0, this week and will host Trinity International this Saturday at noon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field. CU will conclude a five-match homestand on Wednesday with a 3 p.m. match against Union University.

Bulldogs ranked 20th in women's soccer poll 

 

Cumberland is ranked 20th in the first regular-season edition of the 2013 NAIA women’s soccer coaches’ top 25 poll, released by the national office Tuesday.

The Bulldogs dropped seven spots after a 5-3 loss to Savannah College of Art & Design last Friday, but the club rebounded with a 2-0 victory over Campbellsville on Tuesday to begin Mid-South Conference play.

Cumberland has defeated then 22nd-ranked Brenau (now No. 23) and Tennessee Wesleyan, which was receiving votes in the preseason coaches poll. Senior Rhianne Parsons and junior Shauna Gilpin lead the club with three goals each, while Parsons and sophomore Taylor Nay both have two assists.

CU will face Trinity International this Saturday at noon and Union University next Wednesday to end a five-match homestand.

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