Popp Leads Eagles Past Mt. St. Joseph
WILMORE, Ky. – Trent Popp became the first Eagle in at least seven years to reach double-digits in goals, scoring twice to lead Asbury to a 2-1 victory over Mount Saint Joseph on Friday night. Popp now has 10 goals on the season including five game winners, which ranks third in the NAIA.
Popp got his first goal just five minutes into the match after a turnover by Mt. St. Joseph in their own end. Popp scooped up the loose ball and beat keeper Tyler Kenyon. This is the sixth multi-goal game in Popp’s career and the third this year.
Asbury (8-2-2) allowed 17 shots, the most since Campbellsville took 19 back on September 9th, as Mt. St. Joseph put nine on frame. Keeper Dylan Fouts tied a season-high with eight saves, a number he also reached against Hanover. Fouts was tested several times on one-on-one chances but was up the task every time.
Mt. St. Joseph (3-8) scored their lone goal in the 61st minute Bryson Lewis picked up a turnover at mid-field and fed Christopher Corbett who beat Fouts to tie the game 1-1. Asbury would respond ten minutes later as Jonathan Rehner found Popp in the box and blasted one into the net.
Asbury would finish with 21 shots, two below their season average but would put only seven of those on target. Mt. St. Joseph would respond with 17 shots and nine on frame.
The Eagles return to conference play as they travel to Cincinnati Christian on Tuesday at 7 p.m.