By Zack Peñalva, Sports Editor
Golf Tournament Cut Short For Bad Weather
Oct. 26- For both the men’s and women’s teams, the MSC Fall Round Up was cut a day short after wet weather turned courses soggy. Both teams were able to complete their first day of competition, but after the rain continued to pour, the second day was abandoned.
It wasn’t all bad news though. Sophomore Matthew McCurry’s strong first round put him at a fifth place and led the Eagles to seventh overall. His score of 72 was three strokes off the leader from Lindsey Wilson University, Jonathon Grabara.
Junior Lael Shields had a good day at Bowling Green Country Club, leading the women’s team with a score of 87. She was closely followed by fellow junior Madison Farr with a score of 88. The women’s team finished eighth overall on the day.
Overtime Ends in Defeat for Men’s Soccer
Oct. 27- For the third time this season, the Eagles found themselves playing in overtime. After Asbury nicked wins off of Shawnee State and Missouri Baptist in sudden death earlier in the year, Point Park University came away the victors in Tuesday’s game after scoring in the 103rd minute. Senior Craig Moberly scored his second goal of the season to make the game 1-1 in the 25th minute, and game settled into a defensive battle as neither team was able to break through. Point Park’s Donovan Morgan was sent off in the 64th minute, but even with the advantage the Eagles weren’t able to finish the game off. The Eagles loss means they now are 3-3 in conference play, which is still good enough for fourth in the KIAC. The Eagles will play again on Oct. 30 against Georgetown College.
Conference Domination Continues for Volleyball
Oct. 29- While it may have been a straight-set victory, it was by no means easy for the Eagles against Indiana University Southeast. Wins came at the narrow score lines of 25-23, 25-21, 25-23. While the Eagles were as strong on offense and defense as they have been in past games, the real difference came in their efficiency. IUSE committed 26 offensive errors over the course of the game, a stat that ended up being the difference maker in such a close contest. The Eagles are now 9-2 in the KIAC and will play their next conference match on Nov. 7 against Point Park University.
Quick Start Key to Success for Women’s Soccer
Oct. 26- Emily Hubbuch came out firing for the Eagles in their win over Brescia. The freshman only needed two minutes to score and put Asbury in the driver’s seat for the remainder of the game. Freshman Logan Hall continued her scoring run by tacking on a second goal in the 14th minute off of the assist from sophomore Mia Wiersema. Less than five minutes later, senior Teryn Wright stepped up to the penalty spot and scored her 11th goal of the season. The attack cooled off after that as the game was allowed to cruise into halftime with the Eagles in the lead. In the 58th minute, Hubbuch got on the end of a Laura Mills pass and converted to put Asbury up 4-0. The Eagles will play next on Oct. 31 against Point Park University at home.
In Case You Missed It…
A Hollywood-style finish in Portland
If you were watching as a neutral, the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City put on one of the most entertaining games in MLS history. If you were watching as a fan of either side, you probably found entertainment in between periods of elation and absolute horror. Kansas City forced overtime with an 87th minute goal and Portland forced penalties with a goal in the 118th. While penalties always have a chance for drama, this shootout was something else.
Dion Lewis puts Dolphin’s defender on the spin cycle
Miami’s Koa Misi didn’t just miss the tackle. By the time he dove, Dion Lewis had already Tasmanian Devil’d himself five yards away.
Kristap Porzingis with a much slower spin cycle
Porzingis is over seven feet tall. He’s like a baby giraffe. His spin to free up room for the dunk was long, gangly and hilarious. But it also somehow completely burned Paul Millsap.
Bonus: Bill Belicheck and the concept of happiness
Look at this smile. It’s like he read a book on what people are supposed to do when they’re happy and he’s trying his best to replicate it. Has Bill Belicheck never smiled before? Is he an alien? Will Roger Goodell find some way to punish the Patriots for hiring a possible extraterrestrial as a coach?