Eagles Pick Up First Road Victory
CINCINNATI, Ohio – For the first time the Asbury women’s soccer team comes back from a road game on the winning side, defeating KIAC-rival Cincinnati Christian 2-0 on Wednesday. Asbury has won 13 straight KIAC regular season games and 23 of their last 24.
The Eagles (8-7, 3-0 KIAC) had been two completely different teams on the road and at home this season before Wednesday’s match, winning all seven home games and losing all seven on the road. They had scored only two of their 30 goals on the road before Rebecca Batey and Meredith Ury both knocked home goals against CCU.
Batey scored her team-high 10th goal of the season, marking the third straight year the junior has reached double-digits in goals scored. Her 43 career goals place her second on the school’s all-time list behind Miranda Wiley’s 70. Ury scored her fourth on the season, placing her in a tie with fellow freshman Kaitlyn Hooper for second on the team.
The Eagles were playing their first game without starting keeper Maegan Rogers, as junior Lyndsay Figgins notched a shutout in her first career start. Figgins saved seven shots in the game and has allowed only one goal in 211 minutes this season. This is the fifth shutout for the Eagles on the season.
Asbury will look to wrap up their sixth consecutive KIAC regular season title on Tuesday as they host Midway at 4 p.m. The Eagles have gone 22-1 since 2006 in the KIAC, with their lone loss coming against Midway back in 2008.