The Phoenix (7-3-1, 3-0-0 Mid-South) won its fourth straight match overall and remained unbeaten in their last five outings, ending an eight-match losing streak against the Blue Raiders (4-4-3, 2-1-0). Lindsey Wilson outshot Cumberland in the match, 20-14, but just six of those shots were on frame. CU goalkeeper Ashley Kambeitz made five saves and allowed a goal in the 81st minute with the visitors ahead, 3-0.
Holloway got the scoring started with a long free kick from just outside the box on the left, beating the keeper to the upper left corner in the 16th minute, her sixth goal of the year.
Shires and Segura then traded goals and assists early in the second half to give Cumberland some breathing room.
In the 54th minute Segura netted her first goal of the year on an assist from Shires. Just 87 seconds later Shires found the back of the net, her team-leading seventh goal and fifth consecutive match with a score for the senior. Segura assisted on the play.
The Blue Raiders broke through in the final 10 minutes, with Emelie Liljered scoring on an assist from Hannah Schrage. LWC’s Jovana Ivanovic collected six saves for the home team.
Cumberland will return home to face Georgetown College next Friday at noon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field, the next-to-last home match of the year for the Phoenix.
Second-half surge carries Blue Raiders over CU men
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Brian McNamara scored twice in the first half for 23rd-ranked Cumberland, but 11th-ranked Lindsey Wilson exploded for six goals over the final 55 minutes, including a hat trick by Tyler Collishaw, in a 6-2 win in men’s soccer action Friday night.
The Phoenix (8-2-1, 1-1-1 Mid-South) had their six match unbeaten streak come to an end and played the final 22 minutes a man down after a second yellow card on Bakary Bagayogo. The Blue Raiders (7-1-0, 3-0-0) took advantage, adding two more goals in the last 20 minutes.
Cumberland goalkeeper Bennet Strutz faced 26 total shots from Lindsey Wilson and made eight saves.
The Phoenix started the match about as well as could have been expected, with McNamara heading in a cross from Markus Skraastad that hit the post and bounced in during the 10th minute. Nicholas Marcano was whistled for a foul in the box in the 17th minute and McNamara converted the penalty kick, his ninth goal of the year and sixth in the last four matches.
But a 39-second stretch late in the first half changed the complexion of the match, with the Blue Raiders tallying a pair of goals to even the score before intermission.
Yuta Yamamoto netted a goal unassisted in the 34th minute and Collishaw added his own PK just 39 seconds later after a foul on CU’s Jonathan Walderstrom.
Collishaw scored again in the 54th minute, this one on an assist from Andres Riquelme, and scores from Stephane Dasse and Marcano, both assisted by Mutaya Mwape, in the 67th and 70th minutes stretched the Lindsey Wilson lead to 5-2.
Collishaw put the final nail in the coffin with a goal in the 86th minute, this one from Israel Reyna, his fifth goal of the week in just his second match of the season.
Cumberland will take on Georgetown College next Friday at 2 p.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field. The Phoenix play three of their last five matches of the year at home.