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Four women earn All-MSC honors

Staff Reports • Nov 3, 2016 at 10:30 AM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. —Cumberland’s Ashley Kambeitz, Maria Brenes, Rebecca Holloway and Emily Shires were voted first team All-Mid-South Conference and Luca Jöns, Kaitlen Kisiloski, Mariah Aplin and Savannah Moreland each garnered second team accolades, as announced Wednesday night by the league office at the pre-tournament banquet.

Cumberland will open play in the Mid-South Conference Championships today at 5 p.m. against Campbellsville Warren East High School in Bowling Green.

Kambeitz ranks second in the Mid-South with a 0.78 goals-against-average, allowing 12 goals with 41 saves in 15 matches. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has eight shutouts this season, including five in league play, and allowed one or no goals in 11 outings.

Brenes has been part of a strong backline in front of Kambeitz all season. The senior from San Jose, Costa Rica, has posted one goal and five assists, with two at Pikeville. She scored in a 2-1 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan and handed out assists versus Life, Auburn Montgomery and Campbellsville.

Holloway switched from the backline to a midfield role this season, scoring six goals with a team-leading seven assists, though those numbers could have been better if not for several knocks on the post and crossbar during the year. The Bristol, England, native registered four of her six goals in league action and handed out three assists against Life and two versus Siena Heights.

Shires leads the Mid-South in goals (13) and points (27) and netted seven of her 13 goals in conference play. The Nanaimo, British Columbia, native scored three goals against nationally-ranked Siena Heights, four versus Life and two apiece against Shawnee State and Auburn Montgomery. She also has three game-winning goals this season.

Jöns and Kisiloski have anchored the central defense for Cumberland all season, giving up just 12 goals in 15 matches with eight shutouts. Jöns has two assists – versus Bethel University and Auburn Montgomery – while this is the second straight Second Team accolade for Kisiloski.

Aplin has recorded four goals and six assists this season, including three goals in the last four outings. The Adelaide, Australia, native collected three assists against Life and netted two goals with an assist versus Campbellsville.

Moreland tallied five goals and three assists after transferring from St. Catharine. The sophomore from Marietta, Ga., posted two assists against Siena Heights and scored three times at Pikeville.

Men face Georgetown in conference tourney

Cumberland men’s soccer will face Georgetown College in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Friday at 5 p.m. at Warren East High School in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Tuesday evening by the league office.

The Phoenix are the No. 3 seed in the conference tourney after finishing the regular season 9-6-1 overall, 5-2-0 in Mid-South play. CU is just 3-4-0 since Sept. 27, with all four losses to ranked opponents.

Cumberland defeated the Tigers, 4-0, this past Saturday at Georgetown, with all four goals in the first half. Semifinals and finals for the conference tournament are scheduled for Nov. 10-11 in Bowling Green.

Fourteen women named Academic All-MSC

Fourteen Cumberland women’s soccer players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference, as announced Tuesday by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Thursday in Bowling Green, Ky.

The Phoenix ranked second among conference schools with its 14 honorees. A total of 82 student-athletes from the eight Mid-South institutions were named to the list. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

Thirteen Phoenix men named Academic All-MSC

Thirteen Cumberland men’s soccer players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference, as announced Wednesday by the league office. The Mid-South Conference Championships for men’s soccer begins Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.

The Phoenix ranked second among conference schools with the 13 honorees. A total of 67 student-athletes from the eight Mid-South institutions were named to the list. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

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