BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. – In the first half against Montreat College Monday, Asbury's women's soccer team had several scoring opportunities, but was unable to convert. The second half was a different story.
The Eagles scored five second-half goals for a 5-0 victory and a 2-0 record in the Montreat Invitational.
"It was really good to see us come out strong and set the tempo for the second half," AU head coach Brooke Lincoln said. "That's something we haven't done well this year."
AU held a 14-2 shot advantage in the first half but the teams went to halftime knotted 0-0.
The Eagles continued to put the pressure on the Cavalier defense in the second half and it led to five goals.
The first goal occurred four minutes into the second half. Carly Pyles, seeing her first action in goal this season, punted the ball quickly to Emily Hubbuch who ran it down and finished one-on-one against the goalkeeper.
Hubbuch added her second goal of the match eight minutes later off of an assist from Devon Long and later assisted Long for a goal. The roommates connected three times for goals during the Invitational.
The win concluded a season-opening, five-match road trip in which the Eagles finished with a 4-1 record. AU will play its home opener against Shawnee State Friday.
"The players are continuing to grow into their roles and I'm really proud of them for trusting the process and pushing to eat better each day," Lincoln said. "After five road games, we are really looking forward to our home opener Friday!"