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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.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.Harry Mason was voted the MSC Men's Offensive and Player of the Week after tying a career-high with five goals in CUs victory at Brescia University. He also earned Mens Soccer Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. This is the first of weekly awards for the 2013-14 academic year sponsored by the TSWA.The senior forward posted an assist on Sella Gannot's game-tying goal in the 74th in a 3-2 double overtime loss at Tennessee Wesleyan in the season-opener on Wednesday. Gannots score eventually sent the match to extra time.Then on Saturday the Sutton Coldfield, England, netted five goals, three in the first half and two more in the first 12 minutes of the second half, in a 7-1 win at Brescia. He last scored five goals in a match Sept. 28, 2011, against Kentucky Wesleyan. It also marked the eighth time he has netted three or more goals in a match in his Cumberland career (3 in 2011, 4 in 2012).The Bulldogs play Union University this Thursday at 4 p.m. in the home opener and visit Union College Saturday at 3 p.m. Central Time.


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