First Half On-Slaught Leads Eagles to Win Versus OCU
WILMORE, Ky. - Friday night home games seem to treat Garrett Davis and the Asbury University men's soccer team pretty well.The Eagles scored seven first-half goals en route to their second Friday-night blow out in win in as many weeks-- this time against the visiting Trailblazers from Ohio Christian University.
Davis again had everything working as he scored his 6th, 7th and 8th goals of the season for his second hat-trick of the year and second in two Friday night games.
Teammates Austin O'Brien and Adam Howard seemed to feed off the goal-scoring of their junior teammate as each had multi-goal nights as well. O'Brien tallied in the 20th and 42nd minutes, while Howard added goals 22nd and 32nd minutes.
Howard also showed he could dish the ball out, too. He picked up two helpers on the night on goals to both Davis and O'Brien.
The point-getting for the Eagles didn't stop there as senior captain Zack Welch was credited with two assists, and teammates Michael Krupa and Craig Moberly were each credited with one.
The Eagles seemed poised from the start to score quickly and often. Crisp foot-to-foot passing opened holes in the Trailblazer defense as the Eagles controlled the tempo of play from the opening whistle. Just 12 minutes in, Davis would tally his first after collecting a rebound off the post on a failed clear attempt from the OCU defense.
O'Brien would collect a ball near the left side of the attacking-18 and center it for Davis for the second tally of the game less than four minutes later. O'Brien's header off the foot of Adam Howard found the back of the net just eight minutes following Davis' first tally.
When it rained, it poured for the Trailblazers on Friday night.
The Eagles scored twice more in 29 second span in the 22nd minute and three more times before the end of the half for a 7-0 lead into the break. After the intermission, however, the Trailblazer defense tightened up and held the Eagles without a goal.
The damage had been done, however, and the Eagles finished off their largest win of the season allowing just one shot on goal over the entire 90 minutes of play.
John Burns started in goal for the injured Griffin Appel and collected the win to help his team improve to 4-4 on the season.
The Eagles return to conference action when they next take to the pitch as Berea College comes to Wilmore on Tuesday, October 1. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.