Eagles Beat Undermanned Cougars
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury’s women’s soccer team took on an undermanned Mountain State team on Monday, defeating the Cougars 6-0. Mountain Stat had only nine healthy players for the match and the Eagles played most of the second half with nine on the field.
Asbury’s (6-5, 2-0 KIAC) six goals came from twins Jessica and Rebecca Batey and Meredith Ury. Jessica Batey’s two goals were her first of the season. In the second half, Asbury recorded 24 shots with 10 on frame after putting up 27 and 15 in the first half. The Eagles’ total of 51 shots is their most since they shot 52 last season against Berea and the third most in school history.
Jessica Batey’s first goal came off Jessie Smith’s corner kick in the fourth minute of the game. Ury would add the second goal in the 28th minute off a pass from Rebecca Batey, and Jessica Batey would score again in the 44th minute as Sam Chanda found her in the middle of the field for a one-on-one opportunity, giving the Eagles a solid three goal lead heading into halftime.
Rebecca Batey and Meredith Ury would connect four times in the game, three in the second half, as Batey assisted both of Ury’s goals and Ury returned the favor, picking up assists on both of Batey’s goals. Rebecca Batey’s first goal came in the 63rd minute to increase Asbury’s lead to four and her second came in the 85th minute. Ury scored her second of the game in the 85th minute and then Rebecca Batey would add her second in the 89th minute. Rebecca Batey’s two goals give her a team-high nine on the season.
This is the third that both Batey’s have scored a goal in the same game, and the first this year. Jessica Batey has now tallied a two-goal game once in each of her first three years. Rebecca Batey has recorded three straight two-goal games this year and four on the season. She has 13 multi-goal games in her career. This is also the second time Batey has scored at least two goals and recorded at least two assists in the same game. Meredith Ury recorded her first multi-goal game.
All three of Asbury’s goaltenders; Meagan Rodgers, Brittany Smith, and Lyndsay Figgins, saw time in the game, as MSU was unable to get a shot off in the match. Mountain State’s goaltender, Kayle Richardson, made 19 saves in the loss.
Asbury’s win brings their current home winning streak to eight, dating back to last season. The Eagles have also won 11 straight regular season conference games. Asbury has recorded three straight shutouts, including two conference games. The Eagles haven’t given up a goal in 255 minutes in conference matches dating back to last season.
The Eagles are back in action Thursday night as they look to continue their home winning streak against Freed-Hardeman. Play will begin at 7 p.m.