Men's Soccer Falls in Slugfest
ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – An own goal helped the Eagles secure a win on Friday night but on Tuesday an own goal cost Asbury in a 4-3 loss to St. Catharine. The four goals allowed are the most since the final game of last season, a 4-2 loss to Covenant. St. Catharine also scored four goals against the Eagles last year in a 4-4 tie.
Asbury (3-2) fell behind early on Tuesday, giving up a goal in the 10th minute to Samuel Kpoh. In the blink of an eye Caleb Griffin answered with his first goal of the season in the 12th minute. The Patriots (3-3) took a 2-1 lead into the break after Asbury’s own goal in the 33rd minute.
Just after halftime Garrett Davis evened the game again, scoring his third of the season on an assist from Josh Braun. St. Catharine pulled ahead with a goal by Ben Nally in the 55th minute, but Trent Popp evened the game for the third time with his fifth of the season in the 62nd.
Ashley Woods scored the game winner in the 81st, but the Eagles still had chances to send the game to overtime, especially once the Patriots went down a man as Nally was issued a red card in the 83rd minute. Inside the final minute Jonathan Rehner hit the crossbar with a shot and Josh Braun had the Eagles’ final attempt saved by CJ Powell. Powell made two saves for the Patriots and Dylan Fouts made two for the Eagles in his first start of the season.
Asbury will return home on Friday to open KIAC play against Point Park at 6 pm.