Herd Too Much for Eagles
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Asbury’s men's soccer upset bid ended quickly as the Eagles were routed 7-0 by NCAA Division I Marshall University on Wednesday evening in the final match at Sam Hood Field. This was Asbury’s worst loss since 2010.
The Herd scored three times in the first half including inside the first 33 seconds as Nick Edginton notched his first goal of the season off a throw-in from Tom Jackson. Jack Hopkins added his fourth goal of the season in the 9th minute off another throw-in. Jackson added a goal of his own before the half in the 38th.
Asbury (4-5-1) managed eight shots in the match to Marshall’s 25. Trent Popp, Jonathan Rehner and Randy Troyer each took two shots for the Eagles. Asbury put three shots on goal. Marshall was led by Andrew Ferguson’s five shots including five on goal. Five other players took three shots in the match.
Ferguson added a goal in the second half, making the score 5-0. Jesus Mafouta added two second half goals and Michael Hayes also scored. Dylan Fouts made nine saves in goal for the Eagles as Marshall put 16 shots on goal. Daniel Withrow made three saves for Marshall in registering a shutout.
This was Asbury’s worst loss since a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Bethel (Tenn.) in September 2010. That was also the last time the Eagles surrendered more than five goals in a game.
Asbury will host Maine-Fort Kent on Saturday at 7 pm.