Soccer Sets Record With 16 Goals Against OSU-Mansfield
WILMORE, Ky. – A school-record 16 goals was more than enough for Asbury to beat an undermanned Ohio State-Mansfield team on senior night and Homecoming. The Eagles’ total is the most since current records are available beginning with the 1990 season, and are only the fourth time since then they have scored at least 10 goals in a game.
Asbury (12-4-1) moves within two wins of tying the school-record of 14 set back in 1977 and matched in 1980. The Eagles’ output of 16 goals is tied for the second most this season in the NAIA, the most is 17. Asbury had eight different players score and 10 recorded a point.
Three players recorded a hat-trick on the night, Trent Popp pushed his season total to 18 and would add two assists and seniors Hayes Creech and Adam Hicks both scored their first three goals of the season. Creech would add an assist as both players played their final regular-season home game.
Adam Howard and Billy Congelton would each net two goals and an assist on the night. Josh Braun, Garrett Davis and Ryan Moberley would also score a goal each. Moberley netted the first goal of the game in the second minute as the Eagles were up 3-0 in the eighth minute. They would take a 9-0 lead into halftime. Braun would score his goal in the second half and would also go on to assist on three others. Moberley and Davis would each two assists each.
Dylan Fouts would record his seventh shutout in 18 starts this year and lower his goals against average to 1.10 on the season. Fouts was only needed to stop three shots against Mansfield. He has now allowed a goal in 270 minutes as he has a shutout in each of the last three games.
Asbury will receive a bye in the first round of the KIAC Tournament that is set to begin on Tuesday. The Eagles will play the winner of the Berea-Brescia match on Thursday at 7 p.m. at home in the semi-finals.