The Cumberland defense left little space for Brenau All-Americans Esther Anyanwu (forward) and Linda Chukwuji (midfield), with the duos best chances called back because of offsides in the first half. CU keeper Lindsay Kitson made six saves in the match, with Brenaus best opportunity on a corner kick midway through the second period.
Kitson made a point-blank save on Chukwuji and then a teammate on the back post prevented the rebound from going in the next as well, preserving the scoreless game. About 10 minutes later Parsons found the back of the net, her 32nd career goal for the Bulldogs.
Cumberland continues its current five-match homestand Friday, Sept. 6 with a 3 p.m. match against SCAD-Savannah and opens Mid-South Conference action Sept. 10 at home versus Campbellsville University.