Eagles and Tigers Battle to 3-3 Draw
WILMORE, Ky. – In a game that was closely contested from the very beginning, neither Asbury nor Campbellsville was able to find the goal that would allow them to bring home the win. With the tie, Asbury (3-0-2) completed the last of their season opening five game home stand.
Asbury’s Jonathan Rehner (Wilmore, Ky.) scored his first goal of the season to open the scoring a little more than ten minutes into the game. Thirteen minutes later, after a penalty kick that rang off the post, Campbellsville’s Casey Clarke snuck one by Asbury goaltender Dylan Fouts (Lexington, Ky.) to tie the score at one.
As the first half progressed, Asbury and Campbellsville would trade goals as the Eagles’ Zach Welch (DeLand, Fla.) and the Tigers’ Jordan Adams scored within minutes of each other. With just three minutes remaining in the half, Campbellsville’s Mario Renteria scored off a deflection to allow the Tigers to escape into the half with the lead.
With twenty minutes remaining in the second half, Asbury’s Adam Howard (Nicholasville, Ky.) scored his third goal of the season to tie the game at three.
Asbury and Campbellsville both had their share of solid chances in the two overtime sessions, but neither team was able to find what proved to be an elusive golden goal.
“I told them after the game, that more often than not, they were the better team out there,” said Asbury Head Coach Ben Andrews, “And to say that against a good team, which they [Campbellsville] were, says a lot about our guys.”
For the night, Asbury recorded 17 shots with 7 making it on target. Dylan Fouts made six saves in net for the Eagles.
The Eagles will hit the road for their next game as they head to Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, Sept. 13th to take on Trevecca Nazarene University at 8:00 p.m.