Eagles Take Down Freed-Hardeman
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury’s home winning streak reached nine as the Eagles dropped Freed-Hardeman 2-1 on Thursday night. Asbury has won all seven home games this year and the final two from last year.
Jessica Batey’s free kick from near mid-field proved to be the difference on this night. Batey scored from just inside the half-way-line in the 21st minute. The ball, intended to be a pass, hit just in front of keeper Abbey Adkins and bounced high over her head and into the back of the net for her third goal of the season, all three coming in the last two games. Batey’s goal put Asbury (7-5) up 2-0.
The Lady Lions would answer two minutes later with a goal of their own as Julie Bracknell created space in the box and beat Asbury keeper Maegan Rogers to the far post. Asbury’s first goal came off the foot of Kaitlyn Hooper in the fifth minute. Hooper scored her fourth goal of the season off a pass from Andrea Hasik.
Freed-Hardeman (2-6) actually out-shot the Eagles 14-10 on the night but Asbury put eight on target as the Lady Lions managed to put only six on frame. Rogers made four saves for the Eagles and twice the back line cleared a ball off the goal line.
The Eagles will travel to Tennessee Wesleyan on Saturday for a match at 2 p.m. and won’t return home until October 19th.