Women's Soccer Falls to Union
WILMORE, KY--- The Asbury College women's soccer team fell 2-0 to Union University (TN) Saturday afternoon. Union controlled the ball most of the first half and got off 17 shots. Sophomore keeper Maegan Rogers played well in the net and had 14 saves, but the relentlessness of the Bulldogs was too much to overcome.
Union started the scoring early when Jill Landers put one in the back of the net in the 10th minute. In the 25th minute Sam Gase put on in off a corner kick from Kalin Dirksen that made the final margin.
Asbury's (0-4) best chance to score came toward the end of the first half. Union's keeper Laura Pla came out of the box to stop a breakaway and put her hands up to stop the shot. Asbury would have scored if not for the effort of the keeper. Because the keeper was out of the box, she was issued a yellow card and Asbury was awarded a direct kick from just outside the box. Junior midfielder Carol Fogler's shot was blocked by the wall and the rebound attempt went high.
Asbury attacked the net more often in the second half and outshot Union 9-6 but could never get one past Pla.
Asbury will play three varsity and three JV games before returning home September 17 to take on Union College (KY). The Eagles next JV opponent will be Lindsey Wilson Monday, September 8 in Columbia, Kentucky. The varsity team will travel to Berea, Kentucky to start KIAC conference play against Berea College. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.