Women's Soccer Drops First KIAC Match Since 2008
MIDWAY, Ky. – Asbury women’s soccer lost for the first time in KIAC action since 2008 with a 4-3 loss to Midway on Tuesday. The loss snaps a 16-game winning streak in the conference. The last loss was also to Midway, 1-0, on Oct. 25, 2008.
The Eagles (1-8, 1-1 KIAC) fell behind 3-0 in the first 25 minutes before rallying. Jessica Batey scored twice in the 27th minute and the 29th to pull the Eagles within one. Those were the first two goals of the season for Batey. Rebekah Blackburn added her first career goal in the 30th minute, finishing off a three minute flurry of three goals, to tie the game at 3-3. Midway broke the tie 10 minutes into the second half and held on for the win.
Asbury took 25 shots in the match and Lizzie Hoffa made seven saves in goal. This was the sixth time that Asbury has allowed three or more goals on the season.
The six-time defending KIAC champions still control their own fate in the conference but now face an uphill climb. With games still against Cincinnati Christian, Point Park and Carlow, who are all unbeaten so far in the conference, the Eagles can claim their seventh straight title with a sweep of those three and defeating Brescia.
The Eagles will get their first crack at one of those unbeatens as they host Cincinnati Christian on Thursday at 7 pm.