Hahn Nets Game Winner in 88th Minute for 1-0 Win
With AsburyEagles.com writer Matthew Hunter
WILMORE, Ky. - In a game that seemed destined for overtime, the Eagles' found a way to get things done to get the win as they needed nearly every second of Tuesday night’s matchup to reign victorious over the visiting University of the Cumberlands Patriots 1-0.
The first half ended with zeros on the scoreboard for both sides and it took the Eagles 88 minutes to break through and ultimately get the game-winner. The Eagles and Patriots were neck and neck until the bitter end. With two and a half minutes remaining, Asbury junior Meredith Ury, dribbled down the left side of the pitch and pooched it into the box with her left foot. The pass made it nicely into freshman Maddye Hahn who sent the redirection to the back of the twine for the game’s only goal.
The Eagles bench and fans in attendance rejoiced in exultation as the Patriots sighed in disbelief. The Eagles joined Hahn and Ury with a team hug after the goal to celebrate the long awaited and assiduous earned score. Ury’s assist marks her fourth on the season tying her for first on the team with Cassie Holland and Jenna Bird. Hahn’s goal brought her total to three.
The late goal seemed bittersweet for the Eagles, as offensively the Eagles seemed handcuffed for much of the game.
Relentless attacks from their constant possession of the ball gave the Eagles plenty of chances and the Eagles could have capitalized on a few more attacking opportunities if it weren’t for a staggering fourteen offside calls against them.
On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore goalkeeper Lizzie Hoffa led Asbury with four game saving saves.
The Eagles will take the field again in two days as a part of a rare doubleheader on Thursday night. Asbury will take on conference opponent Midway College at 7 p.m. following the boy’s matchup against Campbellsville University at 5 p.m.