Offensive Outburst Leads Eagles Past Brescia
OWENSBORO, Ky. – Asbury scored more goals than they have in five years as they picked up their first conference win of the season, 8-2 over Brescia on Tuesday night. The Eagles’ (6-1-2, 1-0 KIAC) eight goals are more than they have scored since they netted 12 back on September 23rd, 2006 against West Virginia Tech.
Freshman Adam Howard led the Eagles with three goals, the team’s first hat-trick of the season. Howard now has scored six goals in his freshman season, the most for a freshman since Manes Preptit scored seven in 2004. Garrett Davis got the scoring started in the 19th minute, finishing off an assist from Hayes Creech, then Howard added his first two minutes later.
Trent Popp added two goals of his own, sandwiched around Brescia’s (0-8, 0-1 KIAC) first goal. Popp’s first came in the 24th minute, followed two minutes later by Brescia’s first goal and then four minutes after that Popp added his second. All told the six first half goals were scored in a span of 13 minutes as Brescia added their final goal in the 32nd minute. Popp now has a team-high eight goals on the season.
The Eagles continued their assault on opponent’s nets, blasting 26 shots and putting 14 of them on target. Billy Congleton took a team-high seven shots on the night and despite still searching for his first goal of the season, the freshman added two assists on the night to tie him for the team-lead with four. Caleb Griffin and Ryan Moberley added goals in the final minutes of the game. Asbury has now scored 26 goals through nine games, more goals than they scored in each of the last three seasons.
Asbury stays in conference for a Friday night match with Berea at home. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.