• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

Midway University soccer teams have strong week


THE MIDWAY WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM celebrated senior day on Saturday, Oct. 22, with an 8-0 win over Brescia University. The seniors are, from left, Tiffany Landrum, Haley Ennis, Lauren Schuster and Sara Herbert. (Photo by Midway Univ. Athletics)

The Midway University athletic teams had much success over the last week. The women’s soccer team picked two wins, the men’s soccer team had one win, while the women’s golf team scored its fourth tournament win of the season and the men’s team finished fifth.

Here’s a look at all the action.

Women’s Soccer

The Midway University women’s soccer team had a successful week, picking up a pair of victories at the Midway Soccer Field.

The Eagles, who are now 8-3-2 overall and 2-3-2 in the RSC), picked up their first victory on Tuesday, Oct. 18, when they defeated Kentucky Christian University 5-0.

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Then on Saturday, Oct. 22, which was senior day, the Eagles picked up a River States Conference win in an 8-0 victory over Brescia (Ky.).

Against Kentucky Christian, the Eagles scored four goals in the first half and added another in the second half to come away with the 5-0 victory.

Junior Kindsay Miller-Riney led the way for the Eagles offensively, scoring two goals in the 27th and 33rd minutes.

Right behind Miller-Riney was freshman Larissa Cussins, who scored a goal in the 20th minute and later assisted on a goal by junior Carries Isaacs in the 53rd minute.

Getting the scoring started early in the second minute was freshman Regan Snyder.

Senior Sara Herbert assisted on Cussins’s goal, while freshman Rachel Lewis assisted on Miller-Riney’s second goal.

Combining for the shutout in goal for the Eagles was the duo of senior Lauren Schuster and freshman Rebekah McKee.

Schuster played the first 79 minutes and 27 second in goal and finished with three saves, while McKee played the final 10 minutes and change in goal.

Later in the week the Eagles picked up an important conference victory over Brescia. The Eagle offense generated two goals in the first 45 minutes, but their offense was clicking on all cylinders in the second half scoring six goals for the 8-0 win.

The Eagles got contributions from everyone in their lineup with four different players scoring a goal, including three that scored at least two goals.

Cussins was at it again against the Bearcats, scoring two goals and later assisting on freshman Regan Snyder’s first goal in the 46th minute.

Snyder scored her first goal in the 46th minute, but she would strike again in the 50th minute for her second goal in the game.

Miller-Riney led the way for the Eagles, as she netted two goals and collected two assists. Her first assist came on Cussins’s first goal, while her second was on Snyder’s second goal.

Senior Sara Herbert also was a key contributor for the Eagle offense, as she scored the final goal for the Eagles and assisted on both of Miller-Riney’s goals.

Picking up the shutout victory was Schuster, who played all 90 minutes in goal and finished with two saves for the Eagles.

Men’s Soccer

The Midway University men’s soccer team, who are 7-6-1 overall, took a break from River States Conference play last week when the Eagles played a pair of nonconference games on the road.

Their first game was on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when Oakland City (Ind.) defeated the Eagles 3-2. Midway bounced back later in the week when they picked up a 3-0 shutout over Shawnee State (Ohio). In their game against Oakland City, the Eagles got behind 3-0, as the Mighty Oaks scored one goal in the first half and added two more in the second.

Midway mounted a comeback after scoring two goals in the 71st and 78th minutes, but the Oakland City held on for the 3-2 win.

After being held scoreless for over 71 minutes, the Midway offense was able to get it going in the 71st minute when they cut the deficit to 3-1.

Junior Brad Wilson sent a corner kick into the box and connected with junior Harry Kirwan who headed it past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net from about six yards out.

The Eagles were right back at it seven minutes later in the 78th minute when they were granted a penalty kick after Wilson was taken down in the box. Wilson stepped up and took the PK, which he fired it into the lower left corner past the keeper cutting the Oakland City lead to 3-2.

Midway had its chances to equalize in the final 11 minutes and change, but the Oakland City defense stood tall and held on for the 3-2 win.

Taking the loss in goal for the Eagles was junior Christian Neira, who played all 90 minutes in goal, allowing three goals and finishing with two saves.

The Eagles then got back to their winning ways later in the week when they defeated Shawnee State. Midway took a 1-0 lead into the locker room, and then added two goals in the second frame to score the 3-0 shutout over the Bears.

Wilson played a ball ahead and connected with senior captain Joe Jessop who lined it up and fired it past the keeper and into the back of the net for his second goal of the season to give his team a 1-0 advantage in the 37th minute.

The Eagle offense picked things up in the 53rd minute thanks to Wilson. Freshman Alex Enzweiler played a ball into the box and connected with Wilson who headed it into the back of the net, expanding the lead to 2-0.

Midway scored its final goal in the 88th minute when senior Joe Jessop connected with freshman Carlos Pinto, who kicked it past the keeper for the 3-0 win.

The Bears had a shot deflect off the crossbar that kept the shutout alive for Christian Neira, who collected his fourth shutout of the season and finished with seven saves.

(Information provided by Dylan Brown / Midway Univ. Sports Information)

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