Eagles Advance in KIAC Tournament
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury women’s soccer is marching on in the KIAC Tournament after a 5-0 victory over Midway College on Saturday. The Eagles will travel to Pittsburg for a match with top seed Carlow. Game time has yet to be announced.
Meredith Ury and Jenna Bird each scored two goals for the Eagles as they extracted revenge after a 4-3 loss to Midway earlier in the year. Ury got things started in the 16th minute with her third goal of the season. Three minutes later Midway let in an own goal to give Asbury a 2-0 advantage. Ury opened the second half with her fourth goal of the season, scoring in the 54th minute as Bird and Kathryn Hale assisted.
Bird scored two goals of her own to give her 10 on the season. She becomes only the sixth player to score 10 goals in a season. Ury added an assist on the final goal as Victoria Thompson and Samantha Chanda also assisted on Bird’s goals.
Asbury (5-11-1) took 19 shots to only eight for Midway. Jessica Batey made two saves for the Eagles in 72 minutes in goal before giving way to Lizzie Hoffa.
The Eagles will battle Carlow who finished their first KIAC season a perfect 6-0 on the season. They are 12-1-1 overall. Carlow defeated Asbury 1-0 back on Oct. 20 in Pittsburgh. Cincinnati Christian will travel to Point Park in the other semifinal on Tuesday. The winners will meet on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the highest remaining seed for a berth to the NAIA National Tournament.