Hale, Ury Lead Eagles Past Yellow Jackets
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury didn’t take a lot of shots on Saturday but didn’t need to in a 3-1 win over Cedarville on Homecoming and Senior Day for the women’s soccer program. The Eagles (4-10-1) claimed their first non-conference win of the season in their final home regular season game. They will finish out the regular season on Tuesday at Cumberlands (Ky.).
Kathryn Hale notched her first career multi-goal game of her young career and Meredith Ury added two assists as the Eagles scored three goals on only five shots. The first goal came in the 15th minute as Cedarville’s keeper came out to clear a long ball but Ury was able to deflect it enough to get it to the left side as Hale was all alone for the goal.
It stayed 1-0 until just after halftime as Jenna Bird found herself open in the box and Ury again found the open player to make it 2-0. Bird leads the team with six goals on the season and Ury now leads the team with five assists on the season. Hale scored her second goal of the game and third of the season in the 61st minute off a deflection from a corner kick. Hale scooped up the loose ball and knocked it home through traffic to make it 3-0.
Cedarville (6-9-1) finally got on the board in the 84th minute as Elizabeth Cox scored her second of the season. Just moments later a goal was disallowed after a foul on Asbury’s keeper, Jessica Batey, that would have made it 3-2 with four minutes to play. The Eagles were able to hold on to the 3-1 lead to pick up their fourth win of the year.
The Yellow Jackets took 15 shots in the game, putting eight on frame. Batey made seven stops in goal for the Eagles and her counterpart Alysia Bennett didn’t make a stop for the Yellow Jackets.
Asbury will wrap up the regular season at Cumberlands (Ky.) on Tuesday at 1 pm before starting the KIAC Tournament next Saturday, November 3, at home against Midway.