Eagles Shut Out Against Lincoln Memorial
Wilmore, KY – The Eagles couldn’t find a way to score as they fell to Lincoln Memorial University 2-0 on Tuesday evening. Asbury would have their chances to equalize after an early goal but came up short.
Asbury (1-7) fell behind early after a quick corner kick found Karen Boleska for the game’s first goal in the 7th minute. The Eagles would fight back and found some goal scoring opportunities, especially late. In the 75th minute a cross found Rebecca Batey’s head but Batey was unable to keep inside the frame as it went wide. Batey, Asbury’s leading scorer, was in held in check most of the night as she only got off one shot. Kat Leibbrandt and Bethany Russell each got two shots away.
LMU (6-0) would add their second goal in the 82nd minute as Abby Yother would find the back of the net. The Lady RailSplitters controlled possession most of the night and were able to fire off 20 shots. Asbury was only able to get away six. Maegan Rogers made five saves in goal for the Eagles including several on breakaway opportunities.
“I thought we played with more heart and energy than we had all season,” coach Paul Nesselroade said. “Lincoln Memorial is a great team, one of the best we will play all season. I thought we played well and if Rebecca Batey gets that equalizer it could have been a totally different outcome. Maegan Rogers played very well for us tonight in goal.”
Asbury will host Cedarville University on Saturday at 2:00 pm. The Eagles are 0-2 all-time against the Yellow Jackets, losing the last meeting in 2007, 4-0.