Overtime Unkind to Eagles
WILMORE, Ky. – For the third straight time at home Asbury men’s soccer lost in overtime by a score of 2-1, this time to Transylvania University on Wednesday night. The Eagles have lost three straight and four of five after a 2-0 start.
Trent Popp scored first for the Eagles (3-4) in the 17th minute off a feed from Jonathan Rehner. Popp now leads the team with seven goals but would play only 31 minutes on Wednesday due to an injured hamstring. The Eagles have also been playing without second-leading scorer Adam Howard for the past three games as he nurses an ankle injury.
Transy (4-1-1) got both goals by Kyle Smith, his sixth and seventh on the year. The equalizer came in the 29th minute and the game-winner came just over four minutes into the overtime session.
The game could have ended earlier if not for Dylan Fouts who made two critical saves within four minutes of each other in the middle of the second half. Both times Fouts came off his line to stop a Transy attacker coming in alone. Fouts made seven saves overall and faced 21 shots by the Pioneers. Transy’s Taylor Nossokoff made two saves as the Eagles took 14 shots.
Asbury has lost their last four overtime games dating back to last year and is only 1-5-6 in overtime games in the last three years. Two years ago Asbury played six overtime games, the most in the 41-year history of the program. They have matched their total from last year with three overtime games this year.
Asbury will head to Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati on Saturday for a 2 pm match.