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Mar 08, 2013 4:30 pm
Mason inks contract with Gulf Coast Texans
From staff reports
The Gulf Coast Texans of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) recently announced the signing of Cumberland soccer player Harry Mason for the Texans’ inaugural season which begins May 18.
The Texans, based in Pensacola, Fla., are one of 59 teams in the NPSL, the successor to the Men’s Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002. Mason was one of 10 players named to the squad in a recent release from the league office along with former William Carey keeper Carl Goody and Milligan College goalie Brandon May.
Center back Jordan Hall plays at Lyon College along with outside backs Albert Edward from Lindsey Wilson and William Carey’s Thilo Koerperich. The University of Mobile’s Gaetan Massiah, Lindsey Wilson’s Renan Seraﬁni and Union College’s Jonny Watson makeup part of the team’s midfield, while Mason is one of the team’s strikers.
The Sutton Coldfield, England, native led the Bulldogs with 18 goals and ranked third with five assists during the 2012 season after netting 16 goals with five assists the previous year.
Legge ties for sixth, CU fifth in first spring event
ROME, Ga. — Katie Legge carded a second-round 79, tying for sixth overall, but the other six Cumberland players all shot in the 80’s and the Bulldogs dropped one spot in the team standings to a fifth-place finish on Tuesday at the Rome News-Tribune Invitational at Coosa Country Club.
Legge shot rounds of 76-79 for an 11-over par 155 on the 5,854-yard, par-72 course, continuing an impressive string of finishes in her Bulldog career. The sophomore won twice and tied for second in her other event in the fall and has finished no worse than eighth in any of her 13 career events.
Senior A.C. Agee tied for 10th overall after shooting a second-round 82, but juniors Kayla Smith and Lindsey Taylor both struggled for the second straight day, posting an 85 and tying for 31st individually.
Senior Sarah Beth Foote also shot 85 on Tuesday after an opening-round 90, while freshman Quincy Hogan and senior K.C. McGinley each carded an 88 in the second round. Foote, Hogan and McGinley tied for 42nd, 44th and 47th, respectively.
Cumberland will play again in the SEKI-MSC Invitational on March 25-26 at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London, Ky.
Bulldog tennis wins at North Alabama
FLORENCE, Ala. — Cumberland swept all six singles matches, including Pablo Borrero’s three-setter, and Antonio Manual Marcelo returned to the lineup in doubles, as the 11th-ranked Bulldogs won 8-1 over North Alabama in men’s tennis action Wednesday.
The Bulldogs (2-0) will face 17th-ranked Graceland in the opening round of the AUM Spring Invitational at 1 p.m. today in Montgomery, Ala. CU has defeated a pair of NCAA teams in the early going this spring, including the season-opening Feb. 22 win at Belmont.
Marcelo and Rodrigues posted an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles over Matt Feury and Alaiksei Kavalenka while Jeremy Fleming and Borrero defeated Mirko Sommerfield and Alex Weber, 8-1, at No. 3 doubles. UNA’s Guillaume Dechoz and Rob Whitsitt claimed an 8-6 victory at No. 2 over Andres Burgos and Sebastian Nava.
In singles Rodrigues registered a 6-0, 7-5, win at No. 1 over Feury and Borrero came back to post a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, victory over Dechoz at No. 2. Burgos recorded a 6-3, 7-6, triumph at No. 3 versus Sommerfield and Nava won 6-4, 6-4, against Kavalenka at No. 4.
Fleming collected a 6-3, 6-3, victory at No. 5 over Whitsitt and Cristhian Hernandez claimed a 6-2, 6-1, triumph at No. 6 against Weber.
CU hosting reunion for 1993 baseball team
Cumberland is planning a reunion for the 1993 baseball team on April 12-13 on campus, including a Friday-night gathering and recognizing all former players in attendance during Saturday’s doubleheader.
The 1993 squad posted a 48-22 record, winning the TCAC championship and finishing third in the NAIA World Series, the best finish for the program to that point in school history.
The team played in what is regarded as perhaps the greatest game in NAIA World Series, a 1-0, 13-inning loss against Gordie Gillespie’s St. Francis Saints in Des Moines, Iowa.
Another highlight was an extra-inning home victory over the Tennessee Volunteers, who featured future Colorado Rockies All-Star Todd Helton, who pitched in the game.
Cumberland will host Virginia-Wise on the weekend of April 12-13, with Friday’s single game starting at 2 p.m. and first pitch for Saturday’s doubleheader at noon. For more information or to RSVP for the event, please contact head coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.