Wilmore, KY- Saturday saw the Covenant College men's soccer team travel north to face the Asbury College Eagles in a game where the temperature, the Asbury players, and the Scots' shots seemed to be dropping with regularity. Colby Robbins started the scoring on the chilly night with a well struck penalty kick after senior Ford Quarterman was brought down in the box by a late tackle. The freshman Robbins made no mistake as he smashed the kick into the roof of the net for a 1-0 Covenant lead and the first goal of his Covenant career. He also became the first Scot to score from the spot this season after the team was 0 for 2 in previous penalty attempts.
The second half saw Robbins double his tally when he gathered a Julian Allgeier pass and slammed a shot at goal. An Asbury defender lunged in to deflect the shot high, but it looped over goalkeeper Dylan Fouts' head and into the back of the net. After the goal, Covenant continued to dominate, attacking with success up front and defending with stout resistance at the back. John Eger made 4 saves as Scott Schindler, Ryan Yackel, Jackson Slagle, and Hunt Davidson frustrated the Asbury attackers by keeping the area in front of goal free of danger. It was a frustration that would work in Covenant's favor, too, as Asbury's Evan Duszynski maliciously tackled Davidson from behind after the junior defender had shielded him off the ball. Duszynski became the first of three Eagles to see red on the night, and as the Asbury players began falling out, more Covenant goals began flying in. Ford Quarterman would collect an Allgeier pass and score from the right corner of the box, before defensive midfielder David Nielson scored a rare goal with a well-placed shot into the side netting from 18 yards out. Asbury then grabbed a consolation goal through a Jonathan Rehner strike, but Covenant forward Brian Stair would ensure victory by adding two later goals. The first came after he rounded the keeper to slot home, and the second arrived after he scored off a James Dawson cross.
All-in-all, it was a successful trip for the Scots who now find themselves with a 6-4-2 record on the season. They will next face former AAC conference foe Montreat College at home this Saturday.