Second Half Rally Gives Eagles Win
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A two goal halftime deficit was the first time the Eagles have trailed all season long, but it was not too much to overcome on Friday night as Asbury stormed back for a thrilling 3-2 win over Campbellsville University.
Mark Fitch got the rally started for the Eagles in the second half. The junior knocked home his first career goal in the 72nd minute, a rocket from the top of the box. Adam Howard fed Fitch off a free kick from the right corner, the ball went through to the top of the box where Fitch was waiting to cut the Tiger lead in half.
Garrett Davis notched the equalizer for the Eagles just four minutes later, scoring his second goal of the season and first in three games as Jesse Peterson picked up the assist. The game winner came from a player not in Asbury black, but in Campbellsville white. With just under two minutes left in regulation Andrew Tierranegra tried to clear a ball from inside the six-yard box and instead of heading the ball forward, the ball skimmed off his head and into the net to give the Eagles the come-from-behind win.
Asbury (3-1) rebounds from a tough 2-1 overtime loss on Tuesday against Taylor, while Campbellsville (4-1) suffers their first loss of the season. The Eagles will continue their play against Mid-South Conference schools as they travel to St. Catharine on Tuesday. Last year the Eagles and Patriots played to a 4-4 tie in Wilmore.