On Sept. 16 the Asbury Eagles traveled to Trevecca Nazarene University and put an end to their two game losing streak. The first goal came from sophomore Doug Ward in the 39th minute of play. Freshman midfielder Ryan Metcalf was credited with the assist. Goalie John Burns, a junior, showed solid play, grabbing five saves to help the Eagles pull off a victory. The next game will be on the road at Berea College on Oct. 1.
A trip to Union College on Sept. 16 resulted in a heartbreaking loss for the Lady Eagles. A goal from freshman Laura Mills gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, Asbury could not bounce back after Aline Delmedico of Union College scored three consecutive goals in the first half. The Eagles rallied back in the second half and scored two more goals, but Union came away with a 4-3 victory. This was the second consecutive loss for the Lady Eagles.
A lone goal from junior midfielder Teryn Wright led the Lady Eagles to a victory on the road over the University of the Cumberlands on Sept. 20. This was a win the team needed before their long break in the action; on Oct. 2 they will travel to Pittsburgh, PA to play Carlow University for their first KIAC contest of the season. The Lady Eagles record is now 4-2.
Asbury recorded a 9-0 clean sweep in the match up against St. Catharine College on Sept. 18. Five singles matches and 2 doubles matches went to the Eagles. Freshman Caitlin Conyers earned her stripes competing for the first time at no. 1 and earning a victory. Sophomores Alex LoPrinzi and Jesse Dial showed solid play for the Eagles by not allowing a single game to their opponent. Wins also came from Sarah Beth Alford, Kara Kaneko, Laura Ross, Emily Ross, and Juleah Morehouse.
NCAA DII team of Berea College proved no match for the Asbury Eagles who finished the match in only three games. Senior Allison Rehner stood out with a game-high nine kills. Junior Maddie Lewis earned 16 digs.
The Eagles found themselves against Huntington University, Roosevelt University and Judson College all in one day on Sept. 20. The Eagles rolled over Huntington and Judson in three set victories. The match against Roosevelt took five sets but saw the Eagles come out on top 3-2.
Men’s Cross Country
The Eagles took sixth place out of ten teams at the meet in Cedarville, Ohio. Going up against schools such as University of Cincinnati and Dayton University, the Eagles performed very well. Sophomore Caleb Woodard (28:46.476) came in just above senior Taylor Diehl (28:49.19), with junior David Smith not far behind (28:56.83).
Women’s Cross Country
The Women’s Cross Country team also came out with the sixth place finish in Cedarville. Coming in at 25th place overall, senior Justine Vonderheide had a time of 20:01.68, the fastest time for team AU. The second fastest time for the Eagles came from sophomore Katy Falkenberg, with a time of 20:07.95.