Eagles Shoot Lights Out
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury’s men’s soccer team ended early on Friday night as they lights went out with 4:01 to play. The game was called with the Eagles leading Berea 7-1 as the lights would not turn on immediately.
Asbury (7-1-2, 2-0 KIAC) remains unbeaten in their last nine conference matches (7-0-2) dating back to the 2009 season. Three players scored for the first time this year as Josh Braun, Billy Congelton and Randy Troyer all netted their first goals. The Eagles continued their relentless assault on their opposition, taking 38 shots and putting 14 on goal. Asbury came into the game ranked 3rd in the NAIA in shots per game at nearly 24 per.
Garrett Davis scored twice on the night, first in the 25th minute and then later at the close of the first half. Davis now has three goals on the season. Jonathan Rehner added a goal and an assist and Ryan Moberley scored the first goal of the game in the 13th minute.
Dylan Fouts wasn’t tested very often as Berea took only seven shots in the game and Fouts made two saves. The Mountaineers scored their lone goal in the 66th minute as Kevin Joenburg knocked home a cross from Josh Wedding that was deflected in the box.
The Eagles are closing in on their first 10-win season since 2005 when they won 12. Asbury has had only eight seasons of double-digit wins in 39 previous years, and only two since 1981. The Eagles have also score 15 goals in two conference games with two conference games remaining. Their 7.5 goals per conference game ranks second in the NAIA.
Asbury will be in action again on Tuesday at Transylvania University at 4:30 p.m.