Eagles Drop KIAC Opener
Wilmore, Ky. - Asbury couldn't get over the hump at home as they dropped their KIAC opener to Brescia on Saturday night 1-2. The Eagles had a chance with less than ten minutes but Jonathan Lewis' penalty kick was saved by keeper Angel Abundez.
Asbury (1-7, 0-1) had plenty of chances all night but every time just couldn't put the ball in the net. Several players hit the post or crossbar. The Eagles had 19 shots and put seven on goal but could only score once. In the 49th minute Nick Kerhoulas scored his first goal of the season after Phillip Mullins crossed the ball from the right corner and Jonathan Rehner flicked it across the box.
Brescia's first goal came in the 43rd minute on a penalty kick after John Greer was whistled for a foul in the box. Muriyd Ross beat keeper Dylan Fouts on the right side for the game's first goal. Later in the 58th minute Elias Meles was left open in the box and Ross found him, Meles had time to turn and ripped a shot into the left corner for the game winner.
Asbury's penalty kick came with just over seven minutes remaining when Brescia was whistled for a hand ball in the box. Brescia's head coach was sent off after arguing. Lewis tried to go to the right and keeper Abundez guessed correctly and knocked it back into play.
Asbury will welcome in Oakland City University on Wednesday September 23rd at 7:00 pm.