Eagles Topple Mighty Oaks
WILMORE, Ky. – Six different Eagles scored as Asbury rolled over short-handed Oakland City squad on Thursday afternoon, 6-1. Asbury dominated possession throughout as OCU played with only 11 players.
Rebecca Batey started the scoring 16 minutes in as she fired a laser from 20 yards out that Katie Harrison had no shot to save. Batey took a team-high seven shots, three on frame. Andrea Hasik added the second first half goal around the 30 minute mark and would collect two assists in the second half.
The Eagles (1-2) took 34 shots on the day, putting 14 on target. Four players scored their first career goals as senior April Lancaster scored in only her third game. Junior Emily Lawson also added her first career goal as did a pair of freshman in Meredith Ury and Kaitlyn Hooper. Ury and Hooper would also add their first assists.
Asbury got to show off their depth as 25 different Eagles saw action, including 17 that registered at least 30 minutes.
“We’re very thankful for our depth on a day like today,” coach Paul Nesselroade said. Temperature at kick-off was 95 degrees. “It was important to get experience for a lot of these girls and we were able to play around with our formation and shift people into different roles. “
Asbury will have only one off-day before they hit the pitch again on Saturday afternoon against Bryan College. Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.