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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lewin's Cove Kristen Anstey still kicking

Three Cumberland soccer athletes have earned Player of the Week honor from the Mid-South Conference for their recent efforts.

Women's soccer players Rhianne Parsons and Kristen Anstey were named the MSC Offensive and

Cumberland, ranked 13th nationally, posted a 4-2 victory at Tennessee Wesleyan to start the season and then defeated 22nd-ranked Brenau University, 1-0, at home on Sunday.
Defensive Players of the Week after helping the Bulldogs to a pair of wins in the club’s opening matches of the season.
Parsons posted a goal and an assist against Tennessee Wesleyan, scoring unassisted in the 37th minute and adding an assist three minutes later for a 3-0 CU lead at the half. In Sunday's victory over Brenau, her shot from the top of the box in the 74th minute was the game-winner in a 1-0 triumph. The senior now has 32 career goals in 55 matches in her Cumberland career.

Kristen Anstey, of Lewin’s Cove, is playing for Cumberland University Bull Dogs women’s soccer team on a four-year, $80,000 scholarship. Anstey helped the Bulldogs win both matches during the week, including shutting down Brenau All-American Esther Anyanwu.

The sophomore has moved into the central defense this season after playing on the outside in 2012. She limited the touches and kept Anyanwu (27 goals, 8 assists in 2012) in check in CU's 1-0 victory over Brenau, as Anyanwu did not have a shot in the contest.

Cumberland faces SCAD-Savannah at home this Friday at 3 p.m. and opens MSC play on Tuesday, Sept. 10 against Campbellsville, also at home.

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