Eagles Draw With Brescia
WILMORE, Ky. – For the fourth straight home game the Eagles played more than 90 minutes, but for the first time came away with a tie as the match ended 3-3 against Brescia. The four overtime matches are the most since Asbury played six overtime matches in 2010.
The Eagles (4-4-1, 0-1-1 KIAC) built a 3-0 lead just after halftime as Cliff Evans knocked home his third of the season off a pass from Billy Congleton in the 56th minute. From there it looked like the Eagles would cruise to victory but Brescia came storming back, scoring just a minute after Evans’ goal as Eyob Balcha scored.
The Bearcats (4-3-1, 1-1-1 KIAC) scored again in the 63rd minute and completing the comeback with the equalizer in the 86th as CJ Broderick scored his second of the season. The final goal came 15 minutes after Brescia had two players sent off after a scuffle broke out along the sideline. Joel Thomas was issued his second yellow of the match and Stephen Abdelfarag was sent off for fighting.
Asbury dominated the shots in the match, taking 37 to Brescia’s 16. The Eagles took 13 in the two overtime periods while the Bearcats managed only three as they played two men down. In the final three minutes Brescia made five saves as the Eagles missed chances to win the match. Connor Minogue made 11 saves in goal for Brescia and Dylan Fouts made four for the Eagles.
Jesse Peterson scored the first goal in the match in the 23rd minute. It was his fifth goal of the season. Griffin Wilcoxon added his first of the year just seconds before halftime.
The Eagles will be in action again on Wednesday as they travel to Huntington, W. Va. to take on NCAA Division I Marshall and the Thundering Herd. The match is scheduled for 5 pm and will be held at Sam Hood Field on Marshall’s campus.