Eagles Capture Region Title
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the fourth time in school history the Asbury women’s soccer team is the NCCAA Mid-East Region Champions after defeating Covenant College 2-1 on Saturday. All three goals were scored in the first half as the Eagles packed it in in the second and once again absorbed pressure.
Emily Lawson scored the first goal of the match to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute, her fourth of the season. Covenant would tie it up in the 30th as Kara Lee found the back of the net, but Asbury would be given a gift in the 39th.
Jessie Smith lifted a corner kick above the keeper and was knocked in by a Covenant defender. Asbury (13-8-1) would take only four shots in the game, none in the second half as Covenant took seven in the second half alone. Maegan Rogers would make two saves in goal for the Eagles.
“These girls are awfully resillent,” coach Paul Nesselroade said. “Their ability to absorb pressure like they have for two games in a row is remarkable. They just do not want to allow a goal.”
Asbury will travel down to Kissimmee, Fla. for the eight-team national tournament that’s set to begin on November 30th. More details will be provided as soon as they become available.