Eagles knock off URG women

By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Emily Hubbuch had two goals and an assist, while teammate Teryn Wright had three assists in leading Asbury University to a 4-1 win over the University of Rio Grande, Thursday night, in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s soccer play at Evan E. Davis Field.

The RedStorm, who lost for the third straight time and the eighth time in 10 outings, slipped to 4-9 overall and 3-2 in league play.

The loss also will likely cost Rio a first-round bye in the KIAC Tournament, which begins November 7.

Asbury improved to 8-4-1 overall and 3-1 in the KIAC, pulling to within one game of current league leader Point Park. The Eagles will host the Pioneers on Oct. 31.

Hubbuch assisted on a goal by Laura Millis just over 11 minutes into the match to give the Eagles a lead they would never relinquish and scored on an assist by Wright just over eight minutes later to push the advantage to 2-0.

Rio Grande got on the scoreboard 70 seconds later when senior Melissa Dickerson (Little Hocking, OH) scored on a penalty kick.

That’s how things stayed until Hubbuch scored again off an assist by Wright at the 61:27 mark to make it 3-1. Logan Hall’s goal off of a Wright assist with 19:44 left to play set the final score.

Asbury finished with an 11-5 advantage in shots, including a 6-3 edge in shots on frame.

Brooke Perkins had two saves in a winning effort in goal for the Eagles.

Sophomore Kristin Garn (Morrow, OH) had two stops in the loss for the RedStorm.

Rio Grande returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Carlow University for Senior Night. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Evan E. Davis Field.

The Celtics, who defeated Midway University, 9-1, on Thursday, will bring a 6-6 record and 2-3 mark in the KIAC into the contest.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing