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