Colonels Power Past Eagles
Danville, KY – Asbury’s women could not stop the powerful attack of Centre College as the Colonels beat the Eagles 8-1 on Wednesday night. The Eagles are replacing five seniors from last year’s team who started a combined 83 matches last year.
Asbury (0-3) scored their lone goal off a free kick from sophomore Aly Crawford. Crawford served a perfect ball into the box that sophomore Rebecca Batey got a head on to beat the keeper. Batey and her twin sister Jessica have scored both goals for the Eagles this season.
“Despite the outcome I’m proud of the way the girls fought tonight,” Coach Paul Nesselroade said. “We are very young and hopeful that we can learn from this experience and improve down the road.”
On top of a young nucleus this year, the Eagles played their second straight match without senior keeper Maegan Rogers. Rogers was injured late in the team’s first game of the season and has not returned to the field. Senior Bethany Russell started in goal for the second straight game. Russell has played most of her career as a field player with only 90 minutes in goal back in 2007 prior to this season.
The seven goal loss is the Eagles’ worst since 2007 in another 8-1 loss to Lincoln Memorial. Asbury’s five game road trip continues with Friday’s match against Transylvania University at 6:00 pm at Centre College in their final game of the Centre College Women’s Soccer Classic.