CU Esports Rocket League Team Kick Off MSC Calendar With Win | Sports
The Cumberland Esports team claimed their first program victory over Saint Thomas University in their first game of the inaugural season, winning 2-0 in the best of three series.
The trio of Brenden Dickens (Bigcat159), Chris Crenshaw (ChrisComet) and Dominic Rodriguez (Dominator_171) had no trouble finding the goal as they managed to defeat Saint Thomas in Game 1, 5-1. Rodriguez led the Phoenix with three goals, while Dickens continued with the other two.
The Phoenix continued their excellent performance in Game 2 as they led 7-0 over the Bobcats just two minutes later. Cumberland remained aggressive on offense and found the goal four more times to win the game 11-1. Rodriguez and Dickens tied the second game with five goals apiece, while Crenshaw recorded six assists.
This week is a big week for the Esports program as they faced East Carolina in the Rocket League on Tuesday in the NECC competition. For the conference game, the Phoenix faced St. Thomas at Overwatch on Wednesday and will face Campbellsville at Rocket League on Friday at 9 p.m. ET.
Rodriguez named MSC Rocket League Player of the Week
Dominic Rodriguez of Cumberland was named the Mid-South Conference Rocket League Player of the Week after his performance in CU’s win over St. Thomas last Friday.
Rodriguez scored eight goals on 14 shots in two games against the Bobcats while also getting five assists. He finished with a total score of 1772 in both victories.
This is his first weekly honors of the season and of his career.
Cumberland will return to Mid-South Conference action Wednesday against St. Thomas in Overwatch and the Rocket League team will be back in action Friday against Campbellsville.