Big first half sends Bulldogs to win

The Bulldogs (9-1-0, 5-0-0 Mid-South) netted five goals in the opening half and never looked back in their seventh consecutive win.
Oct 4, 2013

Shauna Gilpin scored a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes and Kaitlin Phillips added a goal and handed out three assists in 13th-ranked Cumberland’s 7-0 victory over Pikeville in women’s soccer action Friday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Bulldogs (9-1-0, 5-0-0 Mid-South) netted five goals in the opening half and never looked back in their seventh consecutive win. CU dominated possession for 95 percent of the match and outshot the Bears, 35-2.

Gilpin scored on an assist from Taylor Nay in the 13th minute, with Nay feeding a pass to Gilpin, who dribbled forward and slid the ball past the keeper near the penalty spot for her seventh goal of the year.

In the 19th minute Michelle Ward played a pass from the wing to Phillips, who chipped the ball over the defense to charging Gilpin and she finished for a 2-0 CU advantage.

Freshman Savannah Keele scored off a corner kick from Phillips in the 28th minute and 30 seconds later Keele’s point-blank shot was saved, but Olivia Chu picked up the rebound and found the back of the net for a 4-0 edge.

Phillips registered her second goal of the year in the 41st minute on an assist from Rhianne Parsons and Cumberland led 5-0 at the break.

Nay tied Gilpin for the team lead in goals with a score from the top of the box in the 52nd minute, again from Phillips, and freshman Dayle Weslosky posted her first goal of the year in the 78th minute unassisted, picking up her own rebound.

Pikeville keeper Chelsea Schulte made 11 saves for the Bears (5-5-0, 1-4-0), while Cumberland’s Lindsay Kitson had one save.

The Bulldogs will travel to ninth-ranked Martin Methodist next Friday for a 7 p.m. match and return home Oct. 16 to face third-ranked Lindsey Wilson at 1 p.m.

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