Late Header Gives Eagles First Loss
WILMORE, Ky. – A header with 41 seconds left in the first overtime gave #21 Taylor the come-from-behind win over Asbury on Tuesday night. The Eagles scored first in the 20th minute but Taylor answered just before halftime to tie it.
Adam Howard scored his team-high sixth goal of the season on a free kick after Trent Popp was taken down to the ground on the right side. Howard swung the ball around the wall and just inside the near post from 25 yards out. The Eagles (2-1) looked like they might upset the defending Mid Central Conference champs, taking 11 shots to the Trojans’ eight in the first half.
The tide turned late in the first half as Taylor’s Josh Beachler got in behind the Eagles defense and knocked home his third goal of the season. Taylor dominated possession most of the second half, taking 13 shots to Asbury’s 5 after intermission. In overtime a corner from Danny Cawley was deflected right to Josh Urban who got his head on the ball and past keeper Griffin Appel with just 41 seconds left in the first overtime.
The Eagles took a season-low 17 shots in the match, led by Jonathan Rehner’s season-high four. All four of Rehner’s shots were on target but saved by Taylor keeper Michael Williams. Williams made seven saves in the match while Appel made two.
The Eagles will hit the road for the first time this year as they travel to Campbellsville on Friday night for a match at 8 pm.