Cumberland dominated Saturday’s match against Trinity International everywhere but on the scoreboard, as Harry Mason netted his eighth goal of the season on an assist from Jose Retana in the first 20 minutes.
But a late score from Trinity knotted the match and the teams played to a 1-1 draw in the Trevecca Nazarene Invitational in Nashville.
The Bulldogs (1-5-1) avoided their fifth-straight defeat , outshooting the Trojans, 26-4, but TIU keeper Kevin Montelongo made 10 saves to keep his team in the match.
Cumberland took 13 corner kicks to three for Trinity International (0-3-2) and posted a 23-3 shot advantage during regulation.
Mason’s goal in the 18th minute on an indirect kick put the Bulldogs ahead, but the Trojans’ Taylor Strand netted the tying score on an assist from Steven Hoeflich in the 82nd minute. Neither team scored in the two overtimes, though Cumberland had three shots in the second extra period.
Cumberland’s only two saves in the match were credited as team saves, balls cleared off the line by defenders.
The Bulldogs play their second home match of the season Tuesday, opening Mid-South Conference play against Campbellsville at 4 p.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.