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McKENZIE -- Candice Ray scored in the 86th minute on an assist from Shauna Gilpin, providing the only score in a 1-0 Cumberland women's soccer victory Saturday over Bethel University in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships.

With the win Cumberland (10-7-0) will take on Union University in Jackson, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Bulldogs lost 1-0 to Union in Lebanon on October 25.

The goal was just the second of the season for Ray, a sophomore from Kingston Springs.

Elizabeth Surdam made 20 saves for the Bulldogs in net, as Bethel posted a 32-11 advantage in shots. But as so often happens in soccer, the Wildcats'control of the match did not turn into victory when they were unable to find the back of the net.

Jessica Coates recorded five saves in goal for Bethel, whose season ends with the loss.

photo by STEVE WAMPLER

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