Anderson Powers Past Asbury
The Anderson University women’s soccer team powered past Asbury University with a 5-0 victory on Wednesday at Fridley Field.
The Anderson University women's soccer team powered past Asbury University with a 5-0 victory on Wednesday at Fridley Field.
During the fourth minute, Lauren Brown received a long pass forward from Meghan Foster along the left side. Brown continued to drive the goal and dumped a pass to Emily Wilusz, who finished the goal and gave the Ravens (2-1-1) a 1-0 lead. Brown and Foster both received assists.
During the 18th minute, Brooke Neu fired a shot on goal. Brown came in to finish the rebound and put the Ravens ahead 2-0. Neu earned an assist.
In the 56th minute, Anhely Montes booted a pass from near midfield, setting up a 1-on-1 situation for Brown and Brown converted the goal. Montes provided the assist.
During the 75th minute, Taylor Fort came up with a steal. Fort made a quick pass to Taylor Baker and Baker quickly passed back to Fort. Fort made the pass forward to Lillie Casey, who beat the keeper and gave the Ravens a 4-0 lead. Fort and Baker were both credited with assists.
"[Wednesday] was a great team win and I was very pleased with how we responded after the weekend," Coach Jennifer Myhre said. "We got back to playing quick and simple and combining on the field. The team executed our game plan well as we wanted to attack the endline at speed for the spot ball and emphasized overlapping runs by the outside back. We made smart decisions around the goal and I am proud of all of the finishes!"
Brown finished the match with two goals and an assist for five points.
"Lauren really took her game to the next level, taking players on, getting in behind at speed and finishing well!"
Casey, Hill and Wilusz each notched goals while Baker Dashewich, Fort, Foster, Montes and Neu each added assists.
Anderson's defense held Asbury (0-4-1) to three shots on goal. Emmalee Paarlberg recorded a three-save shutout.
"The shutout is as important and as a defensive unit, we read the runs and tracked well!"
Baker tallied four shots and two shots on goal. Brown and Casey each notched three shots and two shots on goal. Isabella Trader put both of her shots on frame. Hill and Hannah Thompson each turned in two shots and one shot on goal. Dashewich, Neu and Wilusz each put their only shot on frame. Fort and Lillie Wessel each contributed two shots. Montes and Kylie Roberts each added a shot to round out Anderson's 25 shots.
The Ravens outshot the Eagles by a 25-11 margin and held a 13-3 advantage in shots on goal.
Anderson battles Huntington University (2-5) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Huntington.