After being held scoreless for two straight games, Union erupted for three goals in the first half of Saturday's game. Christopher Anthony, a freshman from Jackson, scored the games first goal eight minutes into action. Clovis Simas of Union followed with a goal only five minutes later. A goal by Cumberland's Luke Photoivihok cut the score in half before Union's Joe Phiri scored with just three minutes remaining before the half. Union led 3-1 at the break.
In the second half, both teams swapped goals as Cumberland's Photivihok scored his second goal of the game to bring Cumberland within one. Then, with four minutes in the game, Union's Joe Phiri put the game away with his second goal of the game to give Unio the much needed conference win.
For Union Josue Tuchez, Kekec Zivkovic, Adrian Yeung, and Clovis Simas each tallied one assist.
Next up for Union will be Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Union University.