Three second-half goals lift Union past UPIKE

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville women’s soccer team surrendered a season-high four goals to their opponents from Union College en route to a 4-1 defeat on Thursday evening at the Pikeville Soccer Complex.

The Bears drop to a 3-3-2 overall record. Conversely, Union leaves Pikeville with a 5-4 record.

The Bears came out swinging as senior Ashley Crutcher took a shot on goal within the game’s opening minute. UPIKE kept their momentum going until freshman Kayla Robertson eventually scored on a pass from classmate Kayla Scott in the 14th minute.

Union adjusted their attack, leading to a 25th minute goal by Jennifer Sckirl off of Chelsi Walls’ pass. The Bears held the Bulldogs off for the remainder of the first half, helped greatly by freshman goalkeeper Chelsea Schulte’s 11 first-half saves.

Union was more aggressive in the second half, which led to a goal by Sofie Jorgensen with Nikkii Jeck assisting in the 59th minute. Union continued to attack, earning a 65th minute goal by Stephanie Cagle and a 70th minute goal by Nikki Jeck that would cement the final score.

UPIKE was drastically outshot once again, this time by a margin of 37-6. Schulte recorded 20 saves on the game, compared to only three by Union’s Stephanie Burton. UPIKE did limit Union to only four corner kick opportunities, but took only two of their own.

The Bears’ next game will be on Saturday when they travel to Asbury in an attempt to break a four-game winless streak.

The Bears drop to a 3-3-2 overall record. Conversely, Union leaves Pikeville with a 5-4 record.

The Bears came out swinging as senior Ashley Crutcher took a shot on goal within the game’s opening minute. UPIKE kept their momentum going until freshman Kayla Robertson eventually scored on a pass from classmate Kayla Scott in the 14th minute.

Union adjusted their attack, leading to a 25th minute goal by Jennifer Sckirl off of Chelsi Walls’ pass. The Bears held the Bulldogs off for the remainder of the first half, helped greatly by freshman goalkeeper Chelsea Schulte’s 11 first-half saves.

Union was more aggressive in the second half, which led to a goal by Sofie Jorgensen with Nikkii Jeck assisting in the 59th minute. Union continued to attack, earning a 65th minute goal by Stephanie Cagle and a 70th minute goal by Nikki Jeck that would cement the final score.

UPIKE was drastically outshot once again, this time by a margin of 37-6. Schulte recorded 20 saves on the game, compared to only three by Union’s Stephanie Burton. UPIKE did limit Union to only four corner kick opportunities, but took only two of their own.

The Bears’ next game will be on Saturday when they travel to Asbury in an attempt to break a four-game winless streak.


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